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    • Italy’s Gay and Lesbian Culture The Milan Pride Parade.All across Italy are visible and vibrant gay communities. Learn more about Italy’s gay and lesbian culture, including why travel magazines regularly rate Italy as the top destination for gay travelers.

    Living Abroad in Japan

    • LGBT Culture in Japan Rainbow flags and umbrellas at the Tokyo Pride Parade.Same-sex attraction and love has long been a part of Japanese Buddhism and samurai tradition, according to historical and literary references. Compared to the United States, Japanese society seems rather nonchalant toward gender, as far as dress and mannerisms go.

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    • LGBT Life in Costa Rica Demonstrators with Frente por los Derechos Igualitarios in Costa Rica.Gay life in Costa Rica is fairly similar to life in the U.S. in that it varies from region to region, city to city, even neighborhood to neighborhood. San José is known as a gay-friendly city, and all around the country there are pockets of openly gay culture.
    • Gay and Lesbian Culture in Paris In May 2013 it became legal for same-sex couples in France to not just marry, but adopt children together, too.Though the Assemblée Nationale didn’t vote to decriminalize homosexuality until 1982, the closet door has long swung wide open throughout Paris’s history—a tradition that is happily embraced today in legal rights, day-to-day life, and festivals.
    • Living in Paris: Housing and Transportation Costs Both renters and buyers will find good housing values in France, but owning a car is tres cher.Both renters and buyers will find good housing values in France, but it’s très cher (very expensive) to own a car in France, particularly in the big cities where forking out €50,000 for a permanent parking spot is not unheard of, plus maintenance, fuel, and insurance. Alternative transportation is a must.

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