Beijing lesbian bar

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Beijing truly juxtaposes the old and the new these days—ancient hutongs residential alleyways populated with fresh boutique businesses , modern takes on culinary staples like Beijing duck, abandoned factories turned into thriving arts districts, and an under-the-radar yet energized LGBT scene. To get the scoop on the best, coolest, and most LGBT-friendly spots, we tapped a pair of in-the-know openly gay locals. Designer and consultant Henry Yin runs a beautifully renovated, two-room Airbnb penthouse rental in a hip hutong area with his German partner, and shares neighborhood favorites on his website. Sometimes an event is cancelled or bar is shut down due to the government but, anyway, welcome to Beijing! There used to be two big toilets on both sides of Tiananmen Square, and gay men would go there for cruising years ago.

LGBT culture in Beijing

An LGBT-Friendly Guide to Beijing | Condé Nast Traveler

Beijing is usually seen as playing second fiddle to Shanghai when it comes to gay friendliness and fun. Nevertheless, what is often perceived as the dourer sister can by no means be said to let the gay or lesbian visitor down. Gay sex is not illegal in China, and homosexuality is openly and officially recognized if not exactly endorsed , especially now that Aids has become the No. However, when at play, this does not excuse lack of commonsense caution, whether it be playing around in public or using condoms or whatever. Beijing has changed tremendously over the past 5 years, especially with all the infrastructure built for the Olympics in The gay and lesbian scene has also opened up with bars, clubs, saunas, spas, webcasts, and even an LGBT Centre. A whole new generation of young Beijingers have appeared on the scene without the inhibitions of their older 'comrades' The Chinese for comrade, tongzhi , has been adopted by the gay community, while lesbians are referred to as 'lalas'.

Gay & Lesbian Clubs in Beijing

Editor's Note: A little-known but vibrant underground queer women's community exists in China, especially in Beijing and Shanghai, where bars and online chat rooms keep "lalas" connected. From a very young age I knew I liked women. I always hung out with boys, but I had no feelings for them.
Same-sex relationships between men have a history of acceptance in China dating as far back as the Zhou period B. In official records of the Han dynasty B. In the centuries following the Han, homosexuality was generally accepted among men, so long as it didn't interfere with their Confucian duty to marry and perpetuate the family name.