The LGBT Scene in Myanmar

LGBTQ flag, Grand Lotus Tours

Despite being a very conservative society, the Burmese are surprisingly accepting of alternative lifestyles and there is a nascent LGBT scene in Yangon and frankly speaking, one could say that Myanmar is quite gay friendly. It is a fact that many young women experience with the lifestyle by having a girlfriend for a while in their premarital years. Nearly all hairdressers or beauty salon workers as well as many artists are resolutely gay. As a matter of fact, the term gay mostly represents transvestites and generally men who prefer to be seen as women. Sex change operations are hard to get but many are using hormones daily to be more feminine and regularly meet at hair salons and make-up places. Clearly, a scene exits and is manifested by the occurrence of some events like the & Proud Film Festival, hosted by the Institut Français de Yangon in the last days of January 2017. At Grand Lotus Tours, we regularly arrange trips for same sex couples as Myanmar has a lot to offer to people who have a taste for fine culture and great human experiences. Please consult Our Tours page for possible itineraries and send us a request for a special tailor made program.

With Grand Lotus Tours, you will travel in comfort, security and style. Our guides are open-minded and have all had LGBT clients, they know to adapt to each particular guest and provide great service with respect and consideration.


Explore and Experience

Enjoy a meeting with the LGBT community in Myanmar. Take a few hours to exchange on the lifestyle, it’s joys and challenges within an intimate atmosphere and a cozy set-up, while enjoying a drink and some snacks. A unique opportunity to learn about the situation of the LGBT in Myanmar and make new friends!

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LGBT: Private Romantic dinner on a Sandbank

romantic dinner on a sandbank, LGBTQ Grand Lotus Tours


After a long and exhausting day of temple visits in Bagan, enjoy a very private and relaxing dinner on a sandbank in the middle of the Ayeyarwaddy river. At sunset, take a boat and after a few minutes, reach a deserted sandbank where you candle lit table awaits you. The view of the temples and pagodas is simply mesmerizing and the peace of the river is only disturbed by some shore birds and a few fishermen quietly paddling their way home.



LGBT Film Festival 2014-2017

&PROUD LGBTQ film festival, Grand Lotus Tours


For the first time in 2014, Yangon hosted the LGBT Film Festival(&PROUD). 33 short and feature length films were shown during the festival thus bringing the LGBT scene to the forefront and promoting gay culture.




FAB Party

Fab monthly LGBTQ party Yangon, Grand Lotus Tours


FAB party is held once a month in Yangon. The event gathers expats as well as local folks and promotes Yangon LGBT lifestyle and values. The FAB party is always lots of fun. A variety of DJs make this event a success every time. To find out about the next FAB party, have a look at their Facebook page.