Gay Thailand – Nomadic Boys

Author: , June 27th, 2018

Gay Thailand - The Nomadic Boys

We absolutely love Thailand. It’s one of our favourite places to visit in Asia. It has a mix of the best beaches, beautiful Buddhist culture, temples, and an awesome gay scene in Bangkok.

Thailand is also one of the most visited destinations in Asia for gay travellers. The Thais are extremely welcoming people and have been embracing us for decades. So much so that it is frequently referred to as “The Land of Smiles”, and for good reason.

The capital city, Bangkok is very modern, and a transport hub for destinations in Asia. It also has a large gay scene in Silom which we LOVE. Chiang Mai in the North is the country’s second biggest city. It is located in the mountains, and famous for its temples and outdoor adventure. The Thai islands are popular beach destinations, particularly Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Koh Lipe and Koh Phi Phi.

This is our Gay Thailand guide, with our favourite things to do and other practical information for LGBTQ travelers.

When to Visit Thailand

Thailand is tropical and hot throughout the year. It has 3 seasons: hot, cold and rainy:

Cold season: between November-February, when temperatures are “only” around mid 20s Celsius (77 F). This is Thailand’s peak season, especially around Christmas, New Year’s and the Chinese New Year in February.

Hot season: between March-June, with temperatures around 30-35 degrees Celsius (86-95 F). This is the shoulder seasons because it’s too hot for some. However, this is also the season for the Sonkgran (Buddhist New Year) gay parties in Bangkok and Phuket.

Rainy season: between June-October. During this time, it does not rain constantly, but there will be periods of intense rain lasting for no more than a few hours. This is the low season, particularly in some of the islands, which get stormy weather, so will shut down most boat services.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Thailand Gay Travel Resources

Sochi’s Gay Scene Thriving

Author: , September 30th, 2013

Sochi Winter GamesA man named Ravil catapults onto the dance floor and starts stomping out the lezginka, the arrogant rooster strut of the Chechen national dance.

Ravil’s spontaneous performance is made even more unusual by the fact he’s in one of the two gay clubs in Sochi, the southern Russian town that will host the Winter Olympics amid Vladimir Putin’s harsh crackdown on gays. The morality campaign – centered on a law banning gay “propaganda” – has threatened to overshadow the games as it provokes an international outcry.

Paradoxically, Sochi is a far cry from the conservative lifestyle that the president is trying to promote.

At club Mayak, for example, the dancers are as diverse as the city itself: a Muslim who is a former market butcher, an Armenian who owns a strip club in a nearby town, a Ukrainian who loves to sing like Whitney Houston and dress like Adele.

See the Full Story at the Wisconsin Gazette

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Lebanon: Beruit’s Growing Gay Scene

Author: , January 1st, 2012

Sitting at a cafe in Beirut Souks, Rabee lowers his voice and makes a quieting gesture. “Can we please keep this conversation down?” he asks. “I don’t want people at the next table to hear.”

Rabee is a good-looking young Lebanese man in his twenties, wearing a light-colored shirt and jeans. He is also gay, and hasn’t told his family or colleagues.

Homosexuality in Lebanon is still illegal under article 534, which outlaws “unnatural sex.” Despite this, Beirut has a burgeoning gay scene, and many gay bars and clubs are making a tidy profit, not just from Lebanese but from homosexuals who come to the city from other, less permissive countries in the Middle East.

Full Story from Albawaba

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Australia: Where to Find the Gay Scene in Sydney & Melbourne

Author: , December 4th, 2010

Gay Travel SydneyMelbourne:

ABODE – SINthetic: Melbourne’s avant-garde fetish discotheque. Upfront tech house/deep tech sounds by Catatonic, Omega, Lady J, SmuDJ, Syme Tollens. Dress all things Kinky; Fetish, SteamPunk. 11.30pm-late.

COMMERCIAL HOTEL – Sparkle Saturdays with Polly Filla, Bumpa Love, Venus Envy & Spanky. Showtime from10pm. Music by DJ Argonnaut.

DISGRACELAND – @ Jett Black on Greville St, Prahran from 9pm. $15/20. Electro pop bliss and performances by gender illusionist Courtney Act.

DT’S HOTEL – Open 4pm. $4.50 schooners from 8.30pm-9.30pm, two fabulous starring Dulcie Du Jour from 10.30pm.

Full Story from The Star Observer

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