Bar-goers at L’Paradis in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui district, one of only two remaining lesbian bars in the city. Photo: Courtesy of Van Lai and Wing Lam

Hong Kong’s lesbian bars are vanishing, but for LGBT people it’s actually a good sign in the traditionally conservative city

  • There were as many as nine lesbian bars in the Hong Kong scene’s heyday in the early 2000s, but that number has dropped to two: Virus and L’Paradis
  • Hong Kong’s increasing tolerance of LGBT people means that many lesbians feel they can hang out at ordinary bars, ‘and people won’t look at us weirdly’
Topic |   LGBT
Bar-goers at L’Paradis in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui district, one of only two remaining lesbian bars in the city. Photo: Courtesy of Van Lai and Wing Lam
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