The gay nightlife scene in Singapore has had its ups and downs, with plenty of long-running LGBT-friendly clubs and bars being forced to shut due to a number of reasons. Singapore also hosts regular gay parties, but again, these come and go so the best way of staying up-to-date is to ask around. Here're five fun gay bars in Singapore! While other gay clubs come and go in Singapore, Taboo Club is one of a handful that has stood the test of time and still thrive today. Things only really get going here after midnight, when the boys roll up tipsy after a night of bar hopping. Tanjong Beach Club still stands proud as one of the longest running and well-loved party places on the island.
I just actually prefer gay bars over straight bars. I like going to gay bars because I never feel judged there. I love that I can wear whatever I want, be myself and still have an awesome time going out. The bar and the people are risky, in a good way.
You and your friends are making plans for this weekend, when an idea hits. Why not go to a gay bar? You settle the plans with your group and everyone is excitedly getting ready. You can go just to make friends.
Often, your local gay bar or club is the only public place you can party as a queer person without the fear of being judged or threatened for simply being yourself. But at the same time, the idea of striding into a gay venue for the first time can be intimidating for young LGBTQ people — especially anyone new to exploring their sexuality. To find out what the experience means to people across Europe, we spoke to queer people from six different countries and asked them to describe what their first visit to a gay club was like. I had recently come out, so my closest friends and I decided to go for a night out in Madrid's gay district, Chueca.