GAY INFORMATION MYANMAR
The Republic of The Union of Myanmar is a country in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Myanmar is Bordered By India, Bangladesh, China, Laos, and Thailand. One-third of Myanmar’s Total Perimeter Of 1,930 km (1,200 mi) Forms An uninterrupted Coastline Along The Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. At 676,578 km2 (261,227 sq mi), It Is The 40th Largest Country in The World And the Second Largest Country in Southeast Asia. Burma is also the 24th most Populous Country in The World with Over 58.8 million people. Burma is a Resource Rich Country. However, Since the Reformations of 1962, The Burmese Economy Has Become one of the Least Developed in the world.
Myanmar has a Long History and Its Greatness Dates Back to the Early 11th Century when King Anawrahta unified the Country and Founded the First Myanmar Empire in Bagan. The Bagan Empire Encompassed the Areas of the Present Day Myanmar and The Entire Menam Valley in Thailand and lasted two centuries. The Second Myanmar Empire was founded in 16th Century by King Bayinnaung Styled Branginoco by the Portuguese. King Alaungpaya founded the Last Myanmar Dynasty in 1752 and it was during the zenith of this Empire that the British Moved into Myanmar Wars in1825. During The Second World War, Myanmar was occupied by the Japanese from 1942 till the Return of the Allied Forces in 1945. Myanmar Becomes A Sovereign Independent state in January 1948 After More than 100 Years of Colonial Administration.
Much of the Country lies Between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator. It Lies in the Monsoon Region of Asia, With its Coastal Regions Receiving Over 5,000 mm (196.9 in) of Rain Annually. Annual Rainfall in the Delta Region is Approximately 2,500 mm (98.4 in), While Average Annual Rainfall in the Dry Zone, which is located in Central Burma, is Less than 1,000 mm (39.4 in). Northern Regions of the Country are the Coolest, with Average Temperatures of 21 °C (70 °F). Coastal and Delta Regions have An Average Maximum Temperature of 32 °C (89.6 °F).
Burmese Traditions And Values have Always been Very Conservative. The gay Scene is Very Closeted and Quiet. Burmese
Culture in General is Very Sexually Oppressive, So People have Very Limited Views on What Homosexuality is. Most People
Only Consider Transvestites, Transsexuals, And Obviously Effeminate Persons as gay. There Are of Course Gays Everywhere,
But Much More Subtle. Homosexuality is illegal. There Are a few Gay (mixed) Cafes And Clubs, But it is Best to Quietly Ask at
Your Hotel, Where to Go.
The first Burmese Gay Pride Festival Took Place on 17 May 2012, Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia the First unofficial Gay ‘marriage’ Took Place in Yangon in March 2014
Myanmar’s first LGBT Film Festival Took Place in November 2014 Called “&proud” With over 1,500 Attendees. Now We have Grindr Along with a Few Gay Parties in Yangon, Which has Made it Easier to Meet Other Gays. And Also Have An Option To Flirting Face To Face at The Bars or Parties. There’s A Monthly Gay Party Called FAB Hosted by Gay Yangon Events (YG) which is Great Fun.The FAB Facebook Page will Give More Info About their Next Party. It Attracts a Mixed Crowd of Both Locals And Foreigners.
Visa Requirements to visit Myanmar change on a Regular Basis and it’s best to check with the Burmese Embassy in your Country before Making your Travel Plans. A Tourist visa’s validity Expires 90 Days After Issue and only allows A 28-Day, Single Entry visit. It officially costs $20 But Sometimes Runs to €25 in Western Europe. You’ll need Three Passport Sized Photos for The Process.
As of September 2014 the Myanmar government offers an e-visa service through their own website: http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/