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)
  • homo(ホモ)

While dōseiaisha is used to refer to both women and men, gei, homosekushuaru and homo are used almost exclusively in reference to men.