This article was written by Stefan and Sebastien and first appeared on their Nomadic Boys gay travel blog.
Silom in Bangkok is home to quite an exciting gay scene, which we initially discovered with our friend Regina.
A pedestrian road, Silom Soi 4 is a staple for all gay travelers visiting Bangkok, for its large numbers of gay bars facing each other, heaving with crowds almost every night of the week.
Telephone and Balcony are the two largest ones where the tables are strategically placed so you are facing the ongoing people traffic coming in and out.
Stranger Bar is one of the smaller bars and our favorite. After many drunken nights here, we buddied up with its very charismatic co-owner Chakgai Jermkwan, to learn more about gay life in Bangkok and what is was like growing up as a gay boy in Thailand.
Sawadeekrap Chakgai! Where are you from and what do you do?
Good afternoon you two, I am Chakgai, but you can call me “M”.
I am 29 years old, born in Thailand and raised in Bangkok. My husband and I have been together for over 8 years and in March 2012 we set up Stranger Bar in March 2012.
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