We love connecting with gay locals in every destination we visit. We’ve found that exploring a new place through their eyes is the most authentic and rewarding way to get a deeper understanding of that destination whilst also learning what gay life is really like.
In this section we celebrate all these fabulous LBGTQ locals we’ve been fortunate to meet on our journey by publishing interviews with them. Each interview delves into what the local gay life is like, gives first hand info about the gay scene, and also highlights important practical safety tips and recommendations for gay travelers.
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Our friend Marco from Puglia tells us about gay life in Italy and what it's like growing up gay there. Whenever we come to Italy, our gaydar is always in… Read more
Gay life in Turkey has taken a tumble over the past decade but it wasn't always like this. Gay local, Saf from Ankara tells about his experiences growing up as… Read more
Our friend Aaron from Phnom Penh tells us about gay life in Cambodia and what it's like growing up gay there. Cambodia is surprisingly gay friendly by Asia standards –… Read more
Our friend Tilak from Kathmandu tells us about gay life in Nepal and what it's like growing up gay here. Nepal is the shining pink beacon of South Asia. When… Read more
Our gay friend Shintaro from Tokyo tells us what gay life in Japan is like from his perspective in this fascinating interview. We love Japan. We've been fortunate to visit… Read more
Gay Pakistani boy Salman tells us about gay life in Pakistan
When it comes to LGBTQ rights, Pakistan is one of the worst we've come across. This is one place in the world where you want to avoid being openly gay… Read more
Our local friend Sepehr from Shiraz tells us what gay life in Iran is like including his experience of what it's like living with HIV in Iran. “In Iran, we… Read more
In this interview, our friend Cass Chen from Xian tells us what gay life is like in China and offers some invaluable advice for LGBTQ travelers to China. China has… Read more
Interview with Prince Manvendra from India: the first openly gay Prince in the world!
Openly gay Prince Manvendra from India tells us all about his inspiring coming out story and the future of the LGBTQ community in India. How many of you knew that… Read more
We interviewed Rione from Manila about gay life in the Philippines and what it was like growing up gay in the Filipino capital. The Philippines is one of the most… Read more