Shanghai — one of the most vibrant, forward-looking and modern cities in China — is also home to the countries biggest gay scene. While still much smaller than you might expect for a city of its size, the Shanghai gay scene is finally flourishing after years of police harassment and state repression, and if you know where to look, you will find a burgeoning Gay Shanghai community. Public displays of affection in China are uncommon, though becoming increasingly normalized in modern Shanghai, yet surprisingly enough Chinese people are far comfortable showing affection with members of the same-sex in public. In the next few years, it is expected Shanghai will play catch up to the rest of the world, and we will talk about the gay scene here like that of Sydney , San Francisco or Medellin. Whether that is true or not remains to be seen, but in this city that is constantly growing, redefining itself and looking to the future it is not hard to imagine. The nightlife and bar scene here is exploring, and it seems gay venues, in particular, are opening faster than we can keep a track, with many drawing a diverse crowd of expats and young thing from all over China who migrated to modern Shanghai to just be themselves.
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By Andrew Collins. In the not terribly distant future, we'll be talking about the Shanghai club scene the way we discuss the nightlife in Sydney, London, San Francisco , or any other international metropolis of note. It's a matter of when not if. But for now, Shanghai has but a handful of gay hangouts, a small representation for a city its size. That said, the city's bar and club offerings have improved immensely since just
And as seven beefcakes, including two from New York and one from Indonesia, strutted onto an outdoor stage, a crowd of hundreds erupted in whoops and hollers before awarding the hottest body title to a strapping, six-foot-tall Shanghainese who went by the name Grant. Well almost. Although China decriminalized homosexuality in , visits by the local authorities prompted the cancellation of several gay pride activities. Completing the triad is the intimate Transit Lounge Tai An Road; , a favorite among Japanese men who come for the swanky red banquettes, loungey vibe and mojitos. But more locally oriented establishments offer something for everyone, too.