Osaka transgender LGBTQ rights lawyer gets death threats online

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06/05/2023

A transgender lawyer in Osaka working on LGBTQ rights has received death threats online, calling them a hate crime targeting a transgender person. Nakaoka Shun, a member of the Osaka Bar Association, was assigned male at birth but later came out as a transgender woman. She is now championing the rights of sexual minorities as a lawyer. Nakaoka told a news conference on Monday that 15 defamatory messages, including death threats, had been sent to her through the inquiry form of the website of her office since Saturday.

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