The term barazoku was once relatively more common in the Japanese gay community (the magazine Barazoku starting publication in 1971), but has long since gone out of fashion in Japan, having been replaced by terms like ã‚¬ãƒãƒ ãƒ (gachimuchi).
The term bara often contrasts with yaoi, which is gay male media usually made by heterosexual women to appeal to other heterosexual women. Whereas bara typically emphasizes masculine homoeroticism and frank explicit sexual situations, yaoi typically emphasizes the androgynous bishonen aesthetic and depicts emotional romantic relationships.
- (Internet slang) A genre; homoerotic media, usually manga and often pornographic, made by gay men for gay men in Japan.
- (Internet slang) Gay male media of a similar style and aesthetic, regardless of the creator's gender or ethnicity.
- (Internet slang) Any homoerotic media or pornography that accentuates macho masculinity; gay porn.
Short for barazoku, from Japanese è–”è–‡æ— (ãƒãƒ©ã‚¾ã‚¯, barazoku, literally "rose tribe"), the name of Japan's first modern gay men's magazine, named after a post-World War II term for gay men.
- (soccer) Shortened form of Futbol Club Barcelona
Shortened form of Futbol Club Barcelona, keeping the Catalan spelling rules. Since this football team is a symbol of the city of Barcelona, in some languages (but not Catalan or Spanish) this word has been associated with the whole city.