Around 55 percent of LGBTQ+ respondents felt the same way about their work, family and living situation. The share was a little higher among LGBTQ+ respondents in a registered partnership, amounting to almost 60 percent.
While not legally binding, the Japanese partnership system can provide same sex couples with benefits similar to those of married couples, such as being treated as a family member during hospital visits or being able to move into public housing facilities as a couple. Partnerships are approved by the respective local government.
The acronym LGBTQ+, often just LGBT, is an umbrella term describing members of sexual minorities. The individual letters stand for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning, with the "+" including an additional and larger spectrum of sexual identities and gender identities.