Discover gay life in Cambodia and Phnom Penh gay scene with local boy Aaron
Cambodia is surprisingly gay friendly by Asia standards.
Whilst there’s no major gay pride events here and marriage/adoption/anti-discriminations laws are still far off, we felt very safe travelling as a gay couple and discovered a huge gay scene in the capital, Phnom Penh.
Culturally, the LGBT community has a lot of visibility in society, with a small gay pride taking place in Phnom Penh every year since 2003, the Cambodian film Who Am I? in 2009 was the first to depict a lesbian couple and became a huge hit. More recently, in 2015 Cambodia got its first LGBT magazine called Q Cambodia and in June