just curious if there is any LGBT-friendly bars/groups in busan? haven't seen a real topic yet discussing the places to hang-out.
LGBT in Busan?
You can find a few places listed at: http://www.utopia-asia.com/korpusan.htm
and to copy some of the other resources they and other sites list:
- Read the series Life and Death in Queer Korea by Huso Yi -- Introduction: Appetite for Conformity, Part I: A Queer Exorcism, and Part II: Homo Koreanus at The Gully.
- Buddy Korean queer culture site
- Gay and Lesbian Travel in Korea message forum
- Korea Gay & Lesbian News
- Korea Gay Scene Updates message forum
- Korea Lesbian Scene Updates message forum
- Korean Queer Culture Festival (2011 edition started this weekend, finishes next)
- My Queer Korea: Identity, Space, and the 1998 Seoul Queer Film & Video Festival
- Pusan / Busan Gay Scene Updates message forum
- Seoul Gay Scene Updates message forum
- FUSION Utopia's Korea Gay Resources
- Girlports Korea
- Fridae.com Korea Directory
- Being Gay in Korea on Busan eFM
Other Discussion Topics
If anyone knows of other relevant links for Busan or Korea, please post them below in a comment and we can turn this into a basic LGBT Guide.
Totally different things are happening depending on whether you're male or female.
Male: most things going on in Beomil-dong as far as I know.
Female: 3 lesbian bars in Seomyeon. A group called Busan Sisters meets once or twice a month for organized chaos.
If you are a gay man, I would suggest Beomil-dong area. Apparently, there is a gay district near Hyundai Dept. It's sort of hidden. There are gay bars that are foreign friendly I hear. If you are a woman, I think there are a couple of lesbian bars. One is in Seomyon near Migliore. I would suggest visiting the web site Utopia Korea. It has a lot of information of places where you can meet other people. It would be nice to have that community out of the closet here in Korea, though.
Beomil-dong is right, the back alleys and the entrance is at the rear.
I can't find Busan Sisters on FB, is it a hidden/secret group? How can I get added to it? Thanks.