Chile dating scene
Since those awful days, the Chilean LGBT community has started to gain more visibility: by encouraging more public debate about LGBT issues and increasing awareness about us.This has caused public opinion to shift in our favour, and in turn, Chilean society evolved to accept us, realising we did not choose to be this way.
I recently set up a gay tour company aimed at gay travellers, called Pride Tours Chile.
I had my first sexual encounter with another man when I was 19, but my Catholic guilt did not allow me to accept being gay until I turned 24.
That’s how old I was when I came out and finally accepted it. There were a lot of tears and drama – my mother cried for a month.
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.