Bangkok's gay nightlife is touted as being the hub of Southeast Asia for good reason. It boasts some of the best — be it great bars and clubs, saunas or inventive go-go boy shows — when it comes to catering to the rainbow crowd. Bangkok's LBGT scene is so active you can party seven nights a week and still find new places to discover, but our list of best gay experiences in Bangkok is a great place to start - whether you want to dip a toe into the community or dive in head first.
Illustration by Kelsey Wroten. On the 14th floor of the Pacific Design Center's Red Building in Los Angeles, two men who had never met took a seat in two different rooms. Each picked up an iPhone, tapped a familiar icon and opened a Grindr profile—except the photo displayed was not his own.
That same day, he received a call from a friend on the other side of the country, who, like Keodara, is Asian American. The two men began talking about the exclusionary language they had recently seen on the app. Keodara, who immigrated to the U.
In a file photo, a boy plays on a rainbow flag during a gay pride march in Manila. While doing research for an LGBT rights project, I was intrigued when I came across a survey that found the Philippines was the most gay-friendly country in Asia. The survey, published incovered seven countries from the Asia-Pacific region: Philippines, South Korea, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Pakistan listed in order from most to least gay-friendly.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT rights in Asia are limited in comparison to many other areas of the world. Same-sex sexual activity is outlawed in at least twenty Asian countries. In some relatively secular Muslim-majority countries such as AzerbaijanJordanand Turkeyhomosexuality is legal, but usually socially unacceptable.
CNN Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation. On May 17th, in TaiwanLoveWon. We took a big step towards true equality, and made Taiwan a better country.
Thailand is a highly tolerant country where sexual preference is regarded as a personal choice when it comes to homosexuality. Gays, lesbians and transsexuals are all accepted as part of the Thai way. Thai people - both gay and straight - are also known for their sweet, friendly and polite natures.
CNN A law goes into effect Wednesday in Brunei that will punish adultery and homosexual sex with death. We must send a message, however we can, that such treatment is unacceptable. That's why David and I have long refused to stay at these hotels and will continue to do so.
On Sunday, six people were arrested by the police as part of ongoing investigations into the sex video scandal. Among the six arrested was Haziq Aziz, who had confessed to being one of the two men performing sexual acts in the video, and had claimed the other man was Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali. The six suspects were detained for investigations into offences relating to unnatural sex relations under the Penal Code, and the improper use of network facilities under the Communications and Multimedia Act. Earlier on Tuesday, police said they have widened their investigation in connection with the video, including into the possible involvement of a state assemblyman.