Depending on your level of Japanese, your best bet will be traveling to a nearby city to visit the real gayborhoods, such as Shinjuku Ni-chome in Tokyo or Doyama-cho in Osaka. It seems that pride events are conducted rather inconsistently in major cities like Sapporo and Kobe, and the only pride festival I was able to confirm for was Tokyo Pride on May 7. I live with my BF. Civil unions have been legalized in cities across the country, and LGBT couples are slowly winning the right to adopt in places like Osaka. Change is not always a bad thing Jan 1.
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The word is that even rural areas have some kind of gay establishment within an hour radius.