What is the japanese word for gay?
The most common terms are:
- dōseiaisha (同性愛者, literally same-sex-loving person)
- gei (ゲイ,gay)
- homosekushuaru (ホモセクシュアル,homosexual)
- rezu or rezubian (レズ、レズビアン, transliterations of lesbian)
While dōseiaisha is used to refer to both women and men, gei, homosekushuaru and homo are used almost exclusively in reference to men.