introduction

Hello, there.
I am Japanese living in a city on the East Coast. I hope we can exchange social and cultural values about sexual minority here. To begin with, we should know each other a little bit. Let's introduce yourself :)
jun Jul 9, 2008

64 comments


Jul 14, 2008 Yosikuma
Hey there!

My name is Roger. I'm 30 years old who is VERY interested in languages, and am currently studying quite a few. Right now I use this site to brush up on my Japanese, but I'd love to get more help with my Russian, Hebrew, Basque, Georgian, or Cherokee (the last one has been quite brutal to me ;_;).

I am partnered (five years as of March 2008) to a wonderful bear, and we share a home in Central Illinois with our shiba inu, Mika. I work in graphic design and do illustrations on the side.

I'd love to hear from other gay linguists around the world!
Jul 18, 2008 LucyClare
Hello! My name is Lucy. I am 27 and come from England. I'm studying Japanese and French. I live in Reading but I spend a lot of time in Manchester, where there is a support group for bisexual people called 'Biphoria'. It's a very friendly group and I try to attend the meetings as often as possible. I have a girlfriend and a boyfriend, and they also live in Manchester.

I hope we can make this group an active forum for interesting discussion!
Oct 19, 2008
Konnichi wa minna-san !
Hi everyone !
I think I'm the youngest one here :p I'm 16 (17 on december 24th ^^ )
I'm a lesbian and I'm teaching myself Japanese, I'm going to stay there for 5weeks during the next summer( the 2010 summer ) I also teach myself how to play the guitar. I love to act,laugh,sing,write and just hang out with some friends.
Jaa !
Sofie ^^
Oct 23, 2008 Peixe
Hi!

My name is Rodrigo. I´m Brazilian, 25 years old and I studied English from 7 to 18. I´m not so good in writing in English, but I´m a good speaker.
I love languages and I want to learn more. In the future I intend to learn Spanish, French and Korean.
I study Japanese at university and I give japanese classes for basic levels.
I love Asian culture & languages, specialy Japanese.

I also love to make friends around the world!!
Oct 29, 2008 gcheng158
Hello!

My name is Gong. I'm Chinese. I just got to America to study in a college. My oral English really sucks. Wish I can improve in throught daily communications.
Jan 9, 2009 ゆうちょん
Hi,everyone!!
i'm living in japan.
i want sexual minority's friend.
but my english is so bad.
so i want help you.
i can help your study of japanese.
Jan 13, 2009 Yoshi.
Hello everyone.
My name is Yoshi and I'm a lesbian from Japan.
I study english myself, but my english is no good.
I want to study english while exchanging people at here.
Mar 2, 2009 Julissa
Hello! Nice to meet you!

I'm Julissa. I dont really know whether I'm lesbian or bisexual, but I dont particularly care. I've been with my girlfriend, Melissa (don't make fun of our names!) for about 2 1/2 years.
I'm fluent in English, and currently learning Spanish and Japanese. I hope to learn Muskogee, Korean, as well as a bunch of European languages.
Apr 28, 2009 UhHuhHer
Hello,
I'm surprised that Lang-8 has only one LGBT comunity!
I am Japanese, lesbian, 24 years old, and I'm studying English in Carifornia.

I love queer movies (especially Gay female movie),
so I want to be a friends who also like movies and queer cultures.
I don't know the details about MANGA, but I know a lot about Japanese Movies.

Recently, I'm interested in queer american music(e.g. Tegan and Sara).
I hope someone give me some recomend about movie and music!
Jul 15, 2009 a.
Hello. Buongiorno!

I'm Japanese and live in Tokyo.
I'm studying English, Italian and French.

I want to brush up my language skills!
Oct 18, 2009 JohnD
Hello!

I'm John. I live in New Jersey in the United States. I'm currently going to college for psychology, eventually going on to graduate school. (I was previously a computer programmer, but decided I didn't want to work with computers for the rest of my life.)

I have a very strong interest in Japanese. Looking forward to being able to understand (and speak) more and more of it!

Very excited to find more LGBT folks here as well.

I love comics, games, music, computers, reading, and movies. (I'm a geek!)

Hope to chat with you all more later on!
Oct 25, 2009 davidnta
Hi,

I'm David. I currently live in Missouri in the United States. I'm originally from Kansas, and I'm a current doctoral student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. It's my first year, and my focus is in mediated communication (TV, film, Internet, etc.) and gender/sexuality.

I grew up speaking Vietnamese (however it's not all that great), and I took Japanese and German courses throughout my undergraduate.

I'm excited to see some LGBTQ folks with an interest in learning different language.

I've been with my partner now for about 4 years. He's also a graduate student but in the education department.

I'm into video games, television, computers, reading (this has to be a given), martial arts (I current practice the long fist praying mantis style of kung fu), and cooking.

David
Jan 27, 2010 Akira Kamishiro
Hello.

I am Akira. I am Japanese.
I am a cram school teacher who teaches English as a foreign language and Japanese as a first language.

I am interested in gender issues, such as LGBT, masculinism movement, and unisex.

I would like to study abroad in the US to persue a Ph.D.
I have accounts on twitter and other SNS websites. If you are interested in me, please follow me.
Feb 4, 2010 Seaven
Hi
My name is Seaven.I'm from China and learning Japanese and English. I'm planning to go to Japan for university.I'm really hoping to know people who can help me with my Japanese and English learning.
I will live in Kyoto for one year for studying Japanese then go to Tokyo.
I really want to know the one who I can fight for our dream with.
Nov 8, 2010 ~SIN~君
Hi I'm Sinead, but please call me Sion. I'm transgender FTM おなべ. I am 20 and i live in the US. I'm really interested in meeting other LGBT peoples and practicing my japanese.
Dec 23, 2010 18randa
Hi my name is Miranda and I'm an Australian girl who is 19 now. I'm lesbian and I have a girlfriend. For now I teach Japanese to myself, talk Japanese on the internet. I've been learning for five years.

So if you are a GLBT person who is learning or speaks Japanese, please contact me ^_^
Mar 5, 2011 run_into_the_sea
Hallo! my name is Masha, I'm a student and I live in Germany, NRW.

I learn English and I wish someday I could speak it fluently because | love this language so much and it's a great pleasure to listen to somebody speaking it. I adore when a native speaker uses a word play in his speach but it requiers a large vocabulary to understand it right.
I'm taking German courses in uni but it goes rather slow.

My native country is Russia, so if anybody is interested in any help please free to write me a line, I'll try my best to be helpful.

I really wish I could meet some friends here)
Mar 10, 2011
Hi there... I am 41 year old Irish Bear living now in the South West of France... I am married to a Belgian and I love learning languages...
I am currently learning Chinese and Japanese... and already speak German and French ... and a little Irish [gaeilge]...
Love to get in contact with other "language learners!"....
Mar 13, 2011 Jayan
Hej!

My name's Jayan, I'm a sixteen (practically seventeen) year old gay guy from the USA. I love learning languages and studying the phenomenon of language through the science of linguistics. I'm currently focusing on Danish, German, and Spanish with subfoci of Mandarin and French.

I recently came out and have had some troubles with the homophobic environment where I live, so I'm eager to meet some LGBT language-loving friends :D

I get on Skype sometimes (mostly Sundays), so feel free to contact me there! just tell me your username on here so I'll recognize you :)
May 24, 2011
Hello,
My name is Mari, I live in Japan, about to start college again in a few months- Japanese Language school. (for my reading and writing skills..).
I also recently accepted the fact that I do like girls too, after being in denial for almost 9 months*guy trauma* but Im hoping to just make a few friends in this site/community.
Jul 9, 2011 18randa
Hi Mari, my name is Miranda and I am also starting college soon, I want to further my Japanese skill and do a bachulor of Arts. I have realised that I also like girls ever since I was about 13 years old. Would you like to become friends?

-Mira
Oct 3, 2011
Hi everyone, Greetings from the Philippines. :)

Krzyszxian
Oct 4, 2011 Mordecai
I was kind of nervous about joining this, because I didn't know if Groups showed up on one's profile. Luckily, they don't seem to. I probably shouldn't care so much about being taken as heterosexual, but I suppose I do on sites like this. I like to avoid "controversial" stuff on here.
I'm from the United States and interested in talking to people from different cultures! I'm also studying Spanish.
My sexual orientation is pansexual, I suppose.
Oct 23, 2011 jolteonx
Hi!

I'm 24 and am currently doing my exchange year in Finland, Helsinki! I find it fascinating to listen to the experiences of LGBT people from around the world! While I've had the opportunity to live in several different countries over the course of my life, I don't usually get involved in the LGBT communities, regrettably.
In terms of language, I'm currently working on Spanish, Swedish and Finnish.
Nov 5, 2011 Eric
Hello.

I'm Eric, 23, and I live in Michigan. I love studying Asian languages. I've been studying Japanese for a few years and just started taking Chinese classes and hopefully soon I can start taking Korean classes. =D
Nov 15, 2011 woody
Hallo, Hi, Privet!

I'm 20 and from the UK but currently living in Frankfurt in Germany. I study Russia and German in London and am currently doing year abroad. From Feb 2012 I will be in St. Petersburg, Russian and would really like to meet people who can help improve my Russian, as well as my German! In return I will help you with your English (or maybe German).

Let me know if you are interested :)
Nov 20, 2011 KAZU
Hello.
I'm 39 and from Saitama near Tokyo in Japan. I ve been studying English and began to study Korean.
I'm interested in meeting other LGBT peoples to know defferent cultures :)

KAZU
Dec 30, 2011 cat
大家好
我是在学习英语的中国人
19岁
Jan 4, 2012 ritathemeerkat
Hi! 大家好! Salut! Privet! I'm a 15-year-old Chinese-Canadian and currently live in Vancouver. My most proficient language is English. 我五岁那一年跟家长移民到了加拿大,所以中文学作和阅读能力不是太好。 I can speak Chinese fluently but would like to improve my reading and writing skills. I also take a French class in school and am teaching myself conversational Russian.

I run my school's gay-straight alliance club and do a bit of environmental activism. Canada's really progressive and the majority of the population here in Vancouver are quite accepting of the LGBT community =] I love music, both playing (trumpet, guitar, piano) and listening (indie rock mostly). I also love reading science-fiction, playing sports (even though I'm not very good!) and going out for runs =]
Feb 1, 2012 masa
Hello. My name is Masa. 
I'm Japanese and 25 years old. 

I like studying English. I can read English but I'm not good at writing and speaking in English. I want to brush up my skills of writing in English. 

Please add me as your friend. 
Feb 5, 2012 twinarmageddons
Buon giorno! uwu My name's Jade, my native language is English, and I've been studying Italian. My (month late) new year's resolution was to study more, so here I am! OuO I identify as genderfluid and grey-asexual.

Nice to meet everyone!
Mar 15, 2012 Keitas
Bonjour tout le monde!
My name is Keita. I'm 37 years old gay and live in Osaka, Japan.
I can understand English, French, German (those not perfectly) and a little Spanish.
I can only read Taiwanese. That is because I loved classical Chinese litterature when I went to high school, which is akin to cintempolary texts in character but which is taught to read in Japanese maaner.

I'd like to make LBGT friends.
Mar 24, 2012 Vinn
Hi! I am Vinn from Malaysia. I speak Mandarin, English and Malay. Hope to meet new friends here!
Apr 6, 2012 MokutonNinXia
Hi im from turkey!
i love korean and japanese so much ^^
also learn japanese ,korean and some chinese.
im 24 years old and a librarian.
i hope find friend in here !
Apr 14, 2012 Sami
Hi! I'm Sami. I'm 18 years old and currently living in the US. I'm bisexual, and I'm in a wonderful relationship of 5 years. (She identifies as male.) I have a strong passion for both French and Japanese culture, and have been studying both languages off and on for years. Now, I've decided to crack down and become fluent in both of them. I will be starting university life next semester, and I'm super excited.

It's nice to meet everyone! Skype or message me anytime.
May 15, 2012 Yui
Hello Im Yui. I live in Japan and have studyed English now. I would also like to learn another language but still wondering which to choose. I hope I can make some friends here! so give me msg or comments on my diary.

Thanks!
Jul 14, 2012 G.H.
Hey Im Gao and Im a Chinese, Im currently studying English since I will go to university in the USA next year.
I really wanna know more about the culture of LGBT since I have a lot of friends who are Lesbian and gays in China.
How about making a friend?
Thx!
Jul 17, 2012 わんぬ
Hi, I'm bisexual and like to go to Shinjuku 2chome, the gay town.
I speak English and learn English and German.
Aug 1, 2012 Zachary (Masararu)
Hi, there, my name is Yang.
I'm 25 years old and live in Taiwan.
I hope I can improve my English ability and make friend in Lang-8.

Let's our become a good friend chance!!
Aug 9, 2012 wanyi160
大家好~我是中国人,来自武汉,学习英语、日语和瑞典语。今年上半年在瑞典Linkoping大学交换,下半年将会去日本千叶大学交换1年,希望在日本能够结识很多好朋友!

I'm from China,studying English,Japanese and Swedish.The last half year I had been an exchange student in Sweden,and then the next 12 months I will stay in Chiba Universty,Tokyo for another exchange project.Let's make good friends!

私が中国から来ましたが、英語、日本語、スウェーデン語を学んでおります。今年の前半年はスウェーデンで交換留学生として勉強していましたが、次の1全年は再びほかの交換プロジェクト(千葉大学)に赴きます。いい友達になっていただいて嬉しいでございます!

Tjena!Jag kommer från Kina och jag studerar engelska,japanska och svenska.Jag hade pluggar i Linköping Universitet för 6 månader och ska gå till Chiba Universitet i Tokyo för 1 år.Trevligt att träffa er!
Aug 9, 2012 Yuuki
Hi!
I'm a Japanese genderqueer and pansexual.
I'm studying English and I begin studying Chinese.

I want to make LGBT friends!
Aug 13, 2012 scbjmarkxm
Hi, everybody! I am Mark. Language facinates me. My major is English literature. I have also studied Japanese for two years and Spanish for one year. Now I am learning the two languages by myself. I always think people who can speak languages other than their mother tongue are quite sexy. My biggest dream is someday I can go to Europe and study French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch!
Aug 25, 2012 akira
皆さんこんにちは!初めまして!サトシと申します!二十歳で、ロシアに住んでいる大学生です。僕は同性愛者です(でもそれは秘密ですよ!ハハハ!)外国語学部の学生ですから、大学で英語と中国語を勉強します。日本語を自分で勉強します。日本人の友達が必要!日本へ来るは僕の一番大きな夢です!どうぞよろしく!

Hi everyone! I'm Basil. I live in Russia. Currently studying English, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. I would like to make a lot of friends all over the world! I want to travel all over the world. The country that currently attracts me most is Japan. Visiting it one day is my biggest dream. I also want to go to Taiwan, both Koreas, US, Israel and maybe Europe! :)))
If you're studying Russian and have some questions - welcome to ask me!


大家好!我的名字是华夏。本人二十岁,住在俄罗斯。在大学我学习英语和汉语。我学汉语学了差不多两年了,但是说得不怎么样,因为实践不够。我觉得要是我去中国留学我很快就会提高我的中文水平。出了英文和中文以外我还学习日文。在学习日语过程中汉语上的知识很有帮助。我还想学韩语, 因为我常常跟韩国人联系,但是觉得韩语语法比中文难得多。将来我打算去中国各种各样的地方.
Feb 11, 2013 Nicomedes
Hi! I'm Juliano, I live in Brazil. I'm currently studying English. I'd like to make friends to improve my speaking skills.
Mar 5, 2013 Mizton
Hello everybody :)
This is Fer from Mexico. I work for a subtitling/dubbing company as a translator and editor. Spanish is my mother tongue, I speak English, French, Japanese and German well, Russian, Italian and Nahuatl more or less XD, and a little bit of Greek and Chinese.
I live in Mexico City, a very gay-friendly city, and I like drawing, I love movies, playing some videogames, eating out, sometimes (seldom tho) dancing in clubs, sometimes going to karaoke (asian style), riding a bike or just long walks... I guess the languages I am interested in improving the most right now are Japanese and German... and maybe also Russian and Greek.
It'd be nice to make some friends here with some interests in common, so we can also help each other get some fluency in some language. Or even if you don't speak any of the languages I would like to improve but you're interested in me helping you with your Spanish, I'd be glad to help you as well. Thank you, peace!
Mar 7, 2013 Sebastian
Hello all,
This is Sebastian from Taiwan. I'm a postgraduate student at this moment studying applied linguistics. My native language is mandarin and I'm learning German now on my own. Talk to me if you have any questions in learning Mandarin. ^^ I love traveling/shopping/ and no doubt food-tasting :P
Mar 10, 2013 Cocon
Hi !

I've just joined the group and was very surprised to found such a thing in a language exchange site ... That's wonderful !
I'd love to make friends all over the world and with all sexual orientations !

I'm 16 years old and live in Belgium (in the French side) my two parents are Portuguese but I speak French way better than Portuguese.
I'm not very sure about my sexual orientation ... My only serious relationship was with a girl and I can help being disgust about how some boys treat women as pieces of meat.
It makes me sick even though (I hope) they're a minority. I think as long as I love someone I wouldn't mind his gender or physical appearance.
But I feel more attracted towards girls ... I think.
I've been learning Japanese for more than 1 year half now and really love it so much ! Japanese fascinates me and learning it is my favorite hobby.
When I'll be 18 my dream is to spend 1 year in Japan so I can speak it perfectly !
I learned English mainly by reading English translated manga on internet without really studying the grammar, I'll take a proper course next year !

Feel free to mp me, I can write in English, Japanese and help you with your French (really, I'd like to become a language teacher (maybe ..) and I'd love to answer all your questions !) and Portuguese (but I never wrote anything in my whole live and it'll be awful ..).
Mar 19, 2013
はじめまして。
ちかこと申します。
日本人のレズビアンです。イギリス人の彼女がいます。
彼女を愛しています。
英語を勉強中です。
みなさん、よろしくお願いします。

Nice to meet you.
I'm Chikako.
I'm a Japanese lesbian. My girlfriend is British.
I love her.
I'm learning English.
Everyone, Thank you.
Sep 24, 2013 mokwa
Hello everyone!
My name is mokwa. I am a gay girl and 19 years old. I live in Seoul, South Korea.
I like Japanese culture, specially J-pop idol singer. So I am learning Japanese for 3 years ago. But I'm not good at writing Kan-ji, and grammar.And, I will go to Japan, for exchange student.
In English, It's really difficult to me even though I have learned English when I was a elementary school student.
I want to improve my skills in two languages.
Thank you!
Sep 26, 2013 Erica
Hi!! everyone
I'm 27 from Taiwan and living in Taipei.
I'm a shy person when it comes to meeting new people but It feels good to join this group:)
I'd like to meet friends who can help me improve my English and my Japanese, Of course I'll help you with your Chinese(or Traditional Chinese writing) in return.:)

If you are interested, then let me know!!
Oct 3, 2013 Karin Schecter
Hello everyone,
I'm 24 years old lesbian from Czech Republic. I try to learn English (and also German and Japanese - it's really popular language, isn't it? :)). I actually studied English and German for 8 years (English on elementary and German on elementary and high school), but I don't know almost nothing from it (and it's really sad, but I had really bad teachers). Now I learning on my own about three years English and I understand very well now (I even watching movies and some TV shows without subtitles) and I also read books in English. But I still have problems with speaking and writing :-/
Oct 4, 2013 Mario H.G.
Hi, folks.
This old queen would like to practice speaking Japanese.
So if you wish to help My LINE is H.G. MARIO.
Japanese natives preferred (but not limited to). Family welcome with open arms.

Line ID: H.G.Mario
Oct 9, 2013 アーカムMA
Hello everyone! I'm a 17 year-old lesbian/bisexual/Idon'tknowi'mjustdatinganothergirl/or something. I've been learning Japanese for almost a month, so I'm not very far along :c. Both my girlfriend and are in high school and live in the US in a small, not so LGBT friendly town, so I'd love to make friends who are LGBT, as well as some fluent Japanese speakers, or anyone really (I'm not picky >_<).
Oct 16, 2013 Mario H.G.
So, is this group still active? Or what?
Dec 10, 2013 Windvale
Hey guys,I'm 19 years old, and a University student from China. I am gay and I've come out to my family. Both of them are supportive.

I really like watching movies, and I've watched a lot.
Listening to music is also great for me. I love rock, pop and country music.

My English is okay, but I still hope to get some corrections from you.
I'd like to learn Spanish because I am interested in Latin culture. But I just know a few Spanish words for now. I think I might go to a Spanish class later.

I can speak a little Japanese. I love manga. My favorite is One Piece.
初めまして、わたしは波風です
どうぞ よろしくお願いします

REALLY HOPE TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOU!
Dec 10, 2013 Mario H.G.
Right...
That answers my question.
Dec 31, 2013
Hi from Paris. I'm Japanese and studying French at school now. And, of course I am gay. It would be good if I can make gay friends on this web site as well as in local are and meet in person for language exchange^^
Apr 9, 2014 Res
Hello! I'm Res! A 22 year old lesbian from around Washington D.C. in the USA. I am currently studying Japanese, and am a huge nerd. ^^ I hope to make other similar friends in the community here!
Apr 12, 2014 Twortle
Hey guys! I guess it's safe to say my sexuality here, so here I am! I'm currently studying Chinese and Japanese. I would like to learn Korean in the future! I speak English fluently and speak Vietnamese with my parents and relatives!
Jun 9, 2014 elliot
Hello! My name is Elliot and I'm a 22 year old nonbinary person; my native language is English and I'm learning French now and it would be really nice to meet other trans/gay French speakers!
Jun 25, 2014 ろんたこ(롱타코)
Hello.I am Japanese.I started to learn Korean in April 2014.I am a lesbian.I live with my partner in Tokyo.Please make friends with me if you like.
Oct 22, 2014 Andrew
Hello everyone! I am a gay guy living in Ohio. I speak English fluently, I am conversational in Spanish, and I am learning Japanese at my university. I would also one day like to study French, Portuguese, and/or Chinese. I like latin and asian guys, so hopefully my languages will serve me well! ;-)
Nov 22, 2014 yuuki
はじめまして!英語を勉強中の日本人です。
不定性のアンビセクシャルです。皆さんよろしくお願いします。

Nice to meet you! I'm Japanese and I am studying English.
I'm ambisexual and my gender is not clearly defined.
Thank you.
Nov 23, 2014 Aleksander
I am absolutely floored by how many Japanese and Japanese-enthusiasts there are in this group. My heart is being made incredibly happy by that.

I'm Aleksander, although you may call me Aleks or Sander if you wish. I have been studying Japanese for three years, although I am much farther along in speaking than writing, so as you may imagine, this site is a daily challenge for me.

I am pansexual and gender fluid, and I think this might be the first time I've ever typed either of those out together. Basically, I love people, although not always in the same way, friendships are incredibly important to me, and I love making them, especially among the global Community.

I would love to talk with any of you, but especially the Japanese branches of the Family (sounds kind of like a mafia group, maybe?) and I am always available to help anyone with their English.

Stay strong, everyone!