— A monk who also works as a makeup artist is celebrating their own sexual diversity and spreading the message in Japan that different is beautiful.

Kodo Nishimura, a 31-year-old Jodo sect Buddhist monk from Tokyo, has written an autobiography as a member of sexual minorities including the LGBTQ community, in their recently published book whose title roughly translates to, “Fair and open: I can live as the person I wish to be.” […]

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