Bali is fantastic – and the most LGBT friendly place in Indonesia – but things for the Indonesian LGBT community have gone from bad to worse over the last year. This year the government introduced a bill to criminalize homosexuality. Although it has been put on hold we highly recommend that you check online for updates about the legality of homosexuality before you go. Of note is that Google pulled several of its LGBT dating apps at the request of the government. GT Tips: If you still want to go here – check for up to date information as to your safety.
Bali Gay Scene
Bali remains one of the most tolerant and gay friendly destinations in the world, though that doesn’t mean you’ll find much in the way of openly gay lifestyle from locals. Still, the Kuta/Legian area of the island are teaming with gay clubs, bars, restaurants and hotels. More laid back than other gay destinations, Bali is a place to take a vacation from your vacation. Seminyak is probably the best candidate for “gayborhood,” with a number of gay venues clustering around Q Bar along Jalan Dhyana Pura.