Well still, its not like the average Japanese parent will burst into happy tears when their son or daughter comes out to them. I bet that its like that in pretty much every country. Now, Japan, having never been a majority Christian/Jewish/Muslim nation is in a different position as far as gay issues, and it does have a history of celebrating same-gender love, but not as a permanent lifestyle choice on equal footing with heterosexual marriage. A girl having a crush on a fellow girl in grade school/middle school/high school is seen as a phase, part of growing up. Kinda like how samurai buttraeped their young apprentices, teaching them "how to be a man". My Japanese friend, who considers herself genderqueer and bisexual, says that its not exactly like you're all that loved being gay or transsexual in Japan. They won't get lynched and a crosses burned on their lawns, and there are plenty of gay people in anime, manga, movies, and TV, but its still mildly frowned upon.