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UCLA ウィリアムズ・インスティテュートによる米国におけるアジア・太平洋諸島系同性カップルに関する新報告書 (PDF)
平成18 年7 月
マスコミ担当：ゲリー J.・ゲイツ (310) 825-1868、email@example.com
ホーニン・ロー 劉浩寧、(310) 206-5782、firstname.lastname@example.org
ロサンゼルス – UCLA ウィリアムズ・インスティテュート法学部は、米国在住の38,000 人以上のアジア・太平洋諸島人（APIs）が2000 年度人口統計調査において同性パートナーとの同居を認めたという新研究書を発表した。
同研究では、我が国で同居中の同性カップルの半分以上が子育てに従事しており、その内、17,000 人以上の子供達は18 歳未満で、これらの家庭が米国在住の他のAPI 家庭と同様の経済的負担に直面していることを表した。
「米国在住のアジア・太平洋諸島人の同性カップル：2000 年度人口統計調査データ」と題する同研究は、アメレイジア・ジャーナル誌に最近掲載された「結婚均等論争におけるアジア系アメリカ人の位置づけ」（30:1 巻）の中で発表された。
同記事の共著者及びウィリアムズ・インスティテュートの主任研究員であるゲリー J.・ゲイツ氏は、「2000 年度人口統計調査のデータは、アジア人と太平洋諸島人が我が国の同性愛家庭数の中のかなり大きな部分を占めていることを数値化したものであると述べた。
• APIs の同性カップルは米国内の一般的なAPI 人口の多様性を反映している。APIs の同性カップルのかなり大きな部分は、フィリピン人（18%）、中国人（17%）、インド人（11%）、ベトナム人（8%）、日本人（7%）、韓国人（7%）が占めている。またかなり大きな部分が二種以上の人種（18%）に属しているとしている。
• カリフォルニア州には最も多くの同居中のAPIs の同性カップル（13,288 人）が在住し、ニューヨーク州（4,775 人）とハワイ州（2,186 人）が続く。
• 人口統計上、及び、社会経済上の側面では、API 同性カップルの個人個人は、API 異性カップルの個人個人と大差ない。市民権、軍事サービス、収入、教育、雇用率においては、さほど異ならない。
• 同居中のAPI 同性カップルの49%は、最低5 年間同居を続けている。
• API 同性カップルは、（API 及び非API）異性カップルよりも乏しい資源による子育てを強いられている。子供を持つAPI 同性カップルの世帯収入は、子供を持つAPI 異性カップルの世帯収入よりも平均して$12,200 以上少なく、子供を持つ非API 異性カップルの世帯収入よりも$8,100 以上少ない。
• 同性カップルを親に持つAPI 児童の88%は少なくとも片親がAPI であり、66%の児童は両親がAPI であった。
Time to get sex education right
Mainichi Daily News August 13, 2006
Dr. Kunio Kitamura is head of the Japan Family Planning Association. He specializes in dealing with issues such as sex, birth control, abortion, puberty worries, sexually transmitted diseases, child-raising (he is a father of five), general gynecology and domestic violence. If he cannot handle directly a problem he has been presented with, he will draw on a wide variety of specialists to provide assistance.
It took everything in my power not to scream out at Miss Y: "You're a college student. What the hell do you think you're doing?" "Stop doing this all the time. All the tests you did last week are going to go to waste."
Miss Y is in her second year at university. She went through an all-girls secondary education combining junior high and high school. Not that there's any meaning in mentioning this. The way she gets along with guys is awkward, and she constantly complains about how horrible guys are. She's going out with a guy who won't use condoms properly, but at the same time is doing little to protect herself and she gets filled with anxiety after every time she has sex. Complaining of vaginal discharges, she wanted a check-up to see if she had contracted a sexually transmitted disease, so she came to my clinic. I suppose it is better than her not coming to see me at all, but she's wasting her money.
"He told me he would use a condom this time, but he did it again!" Miss Y said. "Why are guys all such liars?"
I recommended that she start taking the Pill, but she wasn't keen.
"It makes you fat, doesn't it?" was her reply.
I resisted the urge to scream out at her to stop being such a twit, but that was the easy way out and doing so would rob Miss Y of her safe haven, so I held my feelings under control and practiced a bit of patience.
Miss Y had spent most of her childhood studying to pass entrance exams, but she'd studied so much she hadn't had the opportunity to learn about life. Schools want as many of their students to go through to prestigious universities as possible, so Miss Y's parents were happy to see her studying so hard. Her parents saw only the daughter who brought home good grades and never caused trouble, so they had nothing but pride for her. Worry didn't even come into it. What Miss Y's parents didn't know, though, is that she maintained physical relationships with several different men and she was spending nearly all the money she made from her part-time job having check-ups or treatment for STDs.
During a Diet session not too long ago, a female Diet member thrust up before Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi a copy of "Seimei wa do yatte dekiruka (How Does Life Come About?)," a third grade sex education reader that explains with pictures how life is created in a wide variety of mammal and marine life.
"Oh, that's disgusting. It's a problem," the prime minister said, creating a news story.
Koizumi did not say exactly what was disgusting or a problem, but it was a bit difficult for me. I grew up in the country, where, among other things, I spent my youth watching cats mate on the roof, dogs going at it under trees and stag beetles or grasshoppers working away in their insect boxes. Having seen these things at close hand, I could only laugh at such a comical exchange going on in the Diet. I can still remember once forcing some stag beetles to mate so that I could get some eggs. Some may say this misspent youth may go a long way to explaining why I am like I am now, but I don't think that I'm leading a wrong lifestyle.
It's hard to permit the recent moves by a minority that constantly criticizes all types of sex education, good and bad, and has forced some frightened schools to withdraw the book from their curriculums, thus depriving citizens of an opportunity to learn, which is one of their fundamental rights. I concede that there may be some problems with the way sex education is instructed. But in a world where the Internet and videos are rampant with sexual information and all sorts of sexual lifestyles are recognized, we are neglecting to provide information in a detailed and scientific manner. There's a lot more needed for a happy life than simply a good education.
Another problem with sex education can be seen in the United States, where the Bush Administration is a strong advocate of celibacy education. According to the June 20 edition of the New York Post, 13 percent of teenage girls living in the Bronx -- the same children taught that sex education is taboo and that they should abstain from sex until marriage -- have been pregnant. A group of 10 teenage girls in public schools in the Bronx reacted to this tragic reality by starting a petition to have sex education in schools, with the result that they now receive six lessons.
Incidentally, the Japan Family Planning Association carried out a survey for the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in which we asked the 3,000 respondents to tell us what they considered an appropriate age for people to learn about things related to sex, such as intercourse, contraception and the correct manner to use condoms. Despite this survey, there is clearly a gap between what people think and what's happening in Japan's schools. I'd really like the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, as the body responsible for administering education in this country, to listen to what citizens have to say. (By Dr. Kunio Kitamura, special to the Mainichi)
Gay parade attacked in Estonia, 12 injured
Sat Aug 12, 5:05 PM ET
Anti-gay protesters armed with stones and sticks attacked a march for homosexual rights in Estonia, injuring around a dozen people in a country that prides itself on its tolerance, organizers said.
Around 20 young men attacked the parade as some 500 gay-rights supporters with rainbow-coloured flags made their way through the winding streets of the capital, Tallinn, in Estonia's third such annual event, according to march officials.
Parade spokeswoman Lisette Kampus said about 12 people were injured, including a Frenchman who needed to be hospitalized with a head injury.
Gay rights activists said they were "in shock at this absolutely unacceptable behavior."
"It's particularly revolting that the gang, calling themselves Estonian patriots, attacked women demonstrators first. Then they started throwing stones and sticks at everyone," Kampus told AFP.
She also criticized police. "There were too few police present so they could not really handle the violent attack."
Police said they detained six people for violating public order.
Only one person had so far officially complained of being attacked, police spokeswoman Julia Garanzha told AFP.
The colourful gay parade set off 20 minutes late after police received a call warning that bombs would explode in Tallinn's Old Town shortly before the event was to begin. No explosive devices were found.
Marchers carrying rainbow-coloured flags, the international banner of gay and lesbian movements, were earlier pelted with eggs as they began making their way through the cobblestoned streets, said Maali Kabin, another spokeswoman for the parade.
Dancing to music that blared from loudspeakers, demonstrators carried placards with messages such as "Love Doesn't Ask About Gender," "Right to Be What We Are," "Children of Gays Need Protection Too," "We Heteros Support Gays," and "Anarchists Against Homophobia."
"The aim of our parade is to show that we exist," Kabin said. "We don't promote a certain kind of sexual orientation, but we remind people of our right to be equal with everybody else."
Despite calls from some critics to ban the march -- the culmination of a week-long gay cultural festival called Tallinn Pride -- authorities gave permission for the parade.
Two earlier gay pride events held here over the past two years passed without violence.
Estonia's lesbian and gay community has become more visible after the country regained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 and became a member of the European Union in 2004.
In the run-up to the Tallinn Pride week, organisers said Estonia had proved the most tolerant to homosexuals of the three Baltic states, which include Latvia and Lithuania.
"Unfortunately, Estonia is now in line with Latvia and Poland, where gay and lesbian parades have been viciously attacked," Kampus said.
A poll conducted in June showed that one in four Estonians would not want to live next door to a homosexual.
The survey was commissioned by the Postimees newspaper after the Dutch ambassador to Estonia, Hans Glaubitz, asked to be transferred to another posting, saying his partner -- a black, gay male -- had been harassed.
A gay parade in neighbouring Latvia was banned last month. Alternative gay pride events ended violently with homosexuals, journalists and tourists assaulted and 14 people arrested.
Hundreds of protesters blockaded gay-rights activists including a Dutch European lawmaker inside a church in central Riga and pelted them with excrement as they left.
♪ 同じ日、14時から世田谷区三軒茶屋のパブリックシアターでは、「Jazz for Kids」が行われていた。