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The LGBT rights movement is gaining recognition -- and allies -- across Asia

Businesses across the Asia-Pacific region are embracing the LGBT community. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group decked out these ATMs for the 2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival. Dubbed GAYTMs, the machines printed rainbow-colored receipts with the message "cash out and proud."

TOKYO   The spectacle of Coming of Age Day is something most young Japanese look forward to. Dressing to impress is part of the fun -- young men wear suits, while women don colorful kimonos.     

     For Tomo Shimosaka, it was not that simple. "I didn't want to wear a women's kimono, and I got so scared as the day approached. It was like a ticking time bomb."

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