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.
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