In April 2021, the Pride House Tokyo consortium, a voluntary organization, launched a free counseling and wraparound support program for LGBTQ+ and questioning youth and individuals aged 24 and under at the Pride House Tokyo Legacy, a permanent comprehensive LGBTQ+ center that opened in Tokyo in October 2020.

According to the press release, this new wraparound support program places the utmost importance on listening and responding to the needs of LGBTQ+ and questioning youth, allowing them to take the initiative in becoming who they want to be, do what they want to do, achieve what they want to achieve, and resolve what they want to resolve. They intend to provide comprehensive support, including not only issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, but also other problems the clients may face.

Outside view of Pride House Tokyo Legacy in Shinjuku, Tokyo. | © PR Times, Inc.

In addition, if the client wishes, Pride House Tokyo Legacy staff can actively collaborate with people with whom the client has had previous relationships or with whom the client plans to have new relationships.

Whether alone or with others, clients can work out their issues through conversations or reflections with staff members who are not only experienced in providing consultation support to LGBTQ+ children and youth (as well as adults) but also in LGBTQ+ training and instruction.

Client consultation examples

  • "I learned about LGBTQ+ in class, and I think that may describe me, but I don't know how to figure it out. Can someone please help me think through it?"
  • "I absolutely hate wearing my school uniform skirt, but neither my parents nor my teachers really understand me. What should I do?"
  • "The language I use and the culture at home with my family is so different from when I'm outside. I don't know how to tell my family about myself."
  • "I don't have a problem with my gender identity or sexual orientation, but it's hard to get a part-time job to pay for college and my living expenses. I think I should quit college."
  • "I want to break up with my first girlfriend because she's too controlling, but she says she'll tell everyone if I break up with her. I can't talk to anyone about it..."
  • "I've been feeling down lately, but I don't know why. When I try to think about it, my head gets all jumbled. Maybe I should talk to someone about it?"
  • "I have a crush on a guy in my class, but I haven't come out to anyone and I can't talk to him about my feelings. I want you to listen to me about my crush."
  • Consultation room at Pride House Tokyo Legacy. | © PR Times, Inc.

    Program information


    • The program is free of charge.

    How to use

    • Reservations: You can make a reservation when you come to Pride House Tokyo Legacy (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, 13:00 - 19:00) or by email (
    • Same day: Pride House Tokyo Legacy will try to accommodate you, depending on staff availability.

    Languages available

    • Japanese
    • English
    • Written communication in both languages for speech impaired clients


    • First visit: Up to 90 minutes
    • Second and subsequent visits: Up to 50 minutes

    Final admission time

    • First visit: 17:00
    • Second and subsequent visits: 17:30


    By - grape Japan editorial staff.