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Sexual minorities and their supporters have paraded in central Tokyo to promote equality and greater awareness of LGBT issues. The participants in Sunday’s event in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts included lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. They carried banners and placards with rainbow colors, a symbol of sexual diversity. The messages stressed the importance of tolerance in society. The organizer says a record 37 organizations, including companies and embassies, supported the 7th annual event. A 26-year-old bisexual woman who joined the parade says people waved to them and gave everyone a warm welcome. She says thoughtful consideration for others will help to create a better society.

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