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LGBT Japan mega post



This is a post made about celebrities and otherwise famous people who fall under LGBT in Japan. As well as the entertainment and culture. This is by no means saying that Japan is the best or worst country in terms of its LGBT rights. Japan isn't the most accepting country in terms coming out and there are many cases of parents disowning their children (literally). In such cases, other gay people will adopt them into their family. Even today, there's people who do not acknowledge the existence of sexual minorities and believe it to only happen in the western world.

Some LGBT people choose to live the "normal" lifestyle but eventually find themselves living two "lifestyles" at the same time. Actually, it is said that a lot of LGBT people in Japan are "heterosexually" married but secretly, some openly, go to "Gay Areas" or have same-sex partners outside their marriage. This rigid social system creates a problem because it can force people to live double lifestyles; the normal lifestyle expected by society, and the homosexual one, usually kept discreet in the hikage to avoid discrimination from society.

A person identified as abnormal in society is usually discriminated against. The portrayal of LGBT people in Japan as abnormal is perpetuated through the ignorant and derogatory comments used in the mainstream Japanese society and reinforced by the mainstream Japanese media. Different Japanese television programs and shows present, or rather misrepresent, sexual minorities.

The biggest gay district in Japan is Nichome, Shinjuku. It's a small neighbourhood but is filled with numerous gay and lesbian bars, host/sex clubs, sex shops, watering holes, cruise boxes. It is also known for having the highest concentration of gay bars in Japan.

List of LGBT celebs in Japan



Lesbian


Hiromi (1990) - popular model for Happie Nuts and DJ


Otsuji Kanako (1974) - former politician and gay rights activist


Kitahara Minori (1970) - Author, feminist, business woman, owns & runs a sex toy shop -article about her company and views on sex-


Sasano Michiru (1969) - Singer


Takeuchi Sachiko - Mangaka (recommended read: Honey x Honey)


Fujiwara Natsuki (1986) - Gravure idol, professional cosplayer, works/previously worked at a maid cafe


Ichinose Ayaka (1984) - Gravure idol

Yoshihara Sachiko (1932 - 2002) - (Feminist) Poet
Nakayama Kaho (1960) - novelist
Horie Yuri - Gay rights activist, feminist theologist, member of United Church of Christ in Japan

Bisexual

Sakamoto-chan - comedian
Mori Natsuko (1966) - novelist


Gay


Ishikawa Taiga (1974) - Politician (social democratic party), LGBT rights activist


Ishizaka Wataru (1976) - Politician (social democratic party), LGBT rights activist


Itai Norio (1959) - chef, talento


Oguchi Kouta (1985) - gay AV star, professional boxer


Tanoshingo (1979) - Comedian, Seitai


Hiromi and Fukami - talento [identical twins]


Maeda Ken (1971) - talento, comedian, best known for the Japanese version of numa numa


Osugi and Piko (1945) - talento [identical twins]

Chris Matsumura - fitness instructor, talento
Akasugi Yasunopu (1975) - Gay rights activist
Imura Masaru (1980) - Comedian, actor
Uematsu Koji - Fashion producer
Ebisubashi Seizou (1969) - mangaka, illustrator
Ooki Hiroyuki (1964) - filmmaker
Ookubo Nyuu (1970) - mangaka
Hiderou (1964) - Drag Queen of Pop
Mitsuya Yuuhi (1954) - seiyuu
Mirai Ayumi - Beauty advisor, talento
Miwa Akihiro (1935) - singer, drag queen, talento
KABA-chan (1969) - talento, choreographer [did work for SMAP and Namie Amuro]
KINYA (1949) - multi-talento
Sakurai Ao (1971) - musician, cali≠gari
Sunagawa Hideki - LGBT activist
Taira Aika - member of United Church of Christ in Japan, LGBT activist


Transgender, New-half (trans woman and trans man), etc


Kamikawa Aya (1968) - Politician


IKKO (1962) - make-up artist, talento


Haruna Ai (1972) - talento


Matsuko Deluxe - talento


Mitz Mangrove - talento

Anna (1975) - Comedian
Kisaragi Naru - talento
Satou Kayo (1988) - model, talento
Tsubaki Ayano (1984) - model, talento
Nakamura Ataru (1985) - Singer
Kaede Kimika - AV idol
Aima Miruku (1989) - AV idol

LGBT movies


Ai no Kotodama (2008) // // // // // // // // // Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006)


Bokura no Ai no Kanade (2008) // // // // // // // // // Boys Love (2006)


Boys Love 2 (2007) // // // // // // // // // House of Himiko (2005)


Kindan No Koi (2008) // // // // // // // // // Love My Life (2007)


Love/Juice (2000) // // // // // // // // // Slight Fever of a 20-Year-Old (1993)


Summer Vacation 1999 (1998) // // // // // // // // // Transgender Trouble (2011)


Koko Denai Dokoka (2010) // // // // // // // // // Tokui na Cuppuru (2008)


Coming Out Story (2011) // // // // // // // // // Toaru Houkago ni (2009)


Shimijimi to Aiteru (2011)

Topless (2008)
When I become silent (2007)
Hush! (2001)



Kansai Rainbow Parade Interview



Tokyo Wrestling interviews with LGBT activists + LGBT celebrities


Articles


Definitely not the only gay in the village
Best Tokyo gay and lesbian bars
Coming Out of the linguistic closet
Paradoxes pervade gender issues' public face in Japan
Japan's lesbians still scared to come out
Gay Gyaru/Gyaruo
Shinjuku gay enclave in decline but not on the surface

source, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, Japan and Sexual Minorities
Tags: comedian, film, gravure/av, japanese culture, lgbt, manga, model, music/musician, politics, talent
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