Guam, Oceania

Guam is an island in the western Pacific Ocean and is one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government. Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands. Homosexuality was decriminalised in 1976. Until recently gay life in Guam was closeted. In recent years a growing American style gay scene has developed and there are gay bars that come and go: Denial Bar seems to endure. Guam is a small place so islanders, native and foreign-are usually discreet. The Catholic church has some influence but behind closed doors people are more liberal. There is a large US Air Force base on the island which also considerably increases gay life on the island. When a Navy aircraft carrier comes into port the gay bars see more business.

 

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Gay Guam

Far from the crowds of Asia and American lies tiny Guam in the western Pacific. Modern and historic, the island – and town of Tumon – is a miniature US state in many ways with its beachfront luxury hotels, glittery shopping malls, K-Mart, hetero strip joints and gay bars. But even these inventions don’t take… Read more »

  Guam – Tumon Town and Island Drive

Guam is a scenic Pacific protectorate island of the USA and home to a large military base. Not surprising there is a commercial and residential community that has built up to serve the base including a modest gay community and venues. Read the story about gay Guam