Chile dating scene

Our most popular tour is of Santiago’s gay night life where we take you round the many bars and clubs in our Bellavista gaybourhood.

I come from a very religious background and was even a Jesuit boy growing up.

I eventually plucked up the courage to confront him about it.

He responded by threatening to punch me for being disrespectful to him and to God.

But over the years, everyone grew to accept it and now my mother is like my best friend.

My grandfather is actually a very cool man: when I was a little boy I used to love playing with Barbie dolls.

Chile is still of course very conservative, which is the main reason I didn’t come out until my mid twenties.

Also, I was so proud to see that for the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) on 17 May, our government lit up our Moneda Palace in central Santiago with rainbow colours.

Santiago’s gay scene is huge, with gay couples holding hands/kissing publicly in the streets and one of the largest gay clubs in the whole of South America, , is in Viña del Mar.

All the local gays guys we met in Chile were open and comfortable with their homosexuality.

The Mister Gay Chile event is another big deal for us, especially when Pablo Salvador won the International Mr Gay Competition in 2009.

This year’s Chilean representative for the Mr Gay World competition in Spain was Juan Pedro Pavez Bohle, but sadly he lost to Mr Gay Philippines. I love this place, it’s so unique with a quirky “Peruvian Transvestite” theme.

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