Do they know where they actually are? The young, hunky, male American backpackers drink, laugh, jump on the small stage at the end of the bar, dance hilariously and….take off their T-shirts. They straight dudes are having a ball in the one and only gay bar of Vientiane. It is fair to assume they are aware of that. After all somebody must have told them about the place since the GQ is easy to miss. No rainbow flag, no flashing neon signs advertise the gay GQ which doubles as massage parlor, although it is right down town Vientiane. But then, what isn’t down town in the small capital of the Peoples Democratic Republic of Laos?
The backpackers must have asked the staff in their hostel the obvious question that arises after the first night in Vientiane: where can you party after 11 PM? In the gay bar, of course. Read more