Gay Wedding at Tokyo Disney Resort Inspires Manga
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Newlywed couple Koyuki Higashi and Hiroko Masuhara are the first same-sex couple to hold a wedding ceremony at Tokyo's Disney Resort, although Japan does not currently recognize same-sex marriages. The pair recited their vows last March and after gaining media attention, have inspired a manga titled Lesbian-teki Kekkon Seikatsu (Lesbian Married Life). Higashi and Masuhara created the manga with artist Emiko Sugiyama (Hiyakoi).
Publisher East Press released the manga on January 17 alongside a separate book, Futari no Mama kara, Kimitachi e, also by Higashi and Masuhara. The novel discusses the couple's desires to have a child.
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