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What''s the most gay-friendly country in Latin America?

Argentina has gay marriage, as do parts of Brazil and Mexico, and I hear Colombians have come a long way, with most people in Bogota favoring gay marriage, though they don't have it yet? %0D %0D What country in Latin America would be most welcoming overall?

by Anonymousreply 4801/24/2015


by Anonymousreply 105/04/2011

It's definitely either Argentina or Uruguay, OP. I'd agree that Colombia has come a long way in just the past decade, and that Chile is getting more and more gay-friendly by the year.

by Anonymousreply 205/04/2011

How about Finland? I understand the president used to run a gay rights organization (though she is straight).

by Anonymousreply 305/04/2011

The name of the continent is SOUTH America

by Anonymousreply 405/04/2011

r3, Finland is in Europe.

by Anonymousreply 505/04/2011

Mexico, as long as you keep it in the closet. Mexicans like their dicks sucked, PERIOD. Doesn't matter who does it.

by Anonymousreply 605/04/2011

Yes, but people can still refer to Latin America as a region, R4. Perhaps OP didn't want to refer to Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, and the Falkland Islands.

by Anonymousreply 705/04/2011

Oops! Sorry. Wrong thread.

by Anonymousreply 805/04/2011

Definitely Uruguay. First country to have civil unions.

by Anonymousreply 905/04/2011


by Anonymousreply 1005/04/2011

The most gay-friendly country in Latin America is Argentina, then Uruguay, and then Colombia and Chile. Brazil is number 1 country in the world with most killings of gay people. In terms of gay-laws the most advanced are Argentina (full gay-marriage) and Colombia (civil unions with equal rights like citizenship, heir, health and tax benefits, it is expected that this year gay marriage will be approved), Chile and Uruguay are soon to discuss the subject too. Mexico and Brazil have large gay population but laws are not at the level of the other countries and the society is not that accepting.

Source: I am official observant for gender equality and LGBT issues in Latin America.

If you want more information feel free to contact me at: julian_escobar87(at)

by Anonymousreply 1103/26/2012

What about Belize? Costa Rica?

by Anonymousreply 1203/26/2012

And you're obviously a biased portena, Julie. Of course Brazil has more killings; there's 200 million people to Argentina's 40m.

Culturally, Brazil is more open, without the silly Gaucho machismo except in Rio Grande do Sul. Biggest gay pride parade in the world. A whole beach on Ipanema. More and better nightlife. On novelas and news. The late Cazuza. Try observing some of that.

by Anonymousreply 1303/26/2012

A huge pride parade isn't great evidence of overall gay friendliness.

by Anonymousreply 1403/26/2012


by Anonymousreply 1503/26/2012

I have traveled in Mexico, Venezuela, and Chile with my partner. We have had no problems and have been warmly welcomed, met wonderful people and made many friends, including among straight Latin Americans from many countries (both locals and tourists). Of course, as in most countries, including the U.S., it depends where one goes and whom one is meeting.

In fact the only homophobia I have ever encountered in my travels was on an Aer Lingus flight back to New York from Dublin. A passenger was giving me and my partner some very mean looks whenever I touched his arm. I have no idea what this passenger's national identity was by the way, nor do I make any assumptions with respect to it.

by Anonymousreply 1603/26/2012

R4, R2 could be Latin American educated and only recognizes one continent in the New World called "America" (none of this North/South business, just "America").

by Anonymousreply 1703/27/2012

The first gay neighborhood (we call them villages in Spanish, so neighborhood would be the best fit, right?) in South America is in Colombia, OP.

Chapinero and Zona Rosa de Bogotá are basically Colombia's versions of Chelsea and the West Village at this point.

We have "de facto unions" and all of the equality that entails legally, but not yet proper marriage. Proper marriage is something I would give Colombia another two years if not less to get done for us.

Come on to Colombia, then, OP!

by Anonymousreply 1803/27/2012

The gay lifestyle is still illegal in Guyana, why go there??

by Anonymousreply 1904/18/2012

[quote]What about Belize? Costa Rica?

Well? I'm curious!

by Anonymousreply 2004/18/2012

Rome. They speak Latin there.

by Anonymousreply 2104/18/2012

[quote] It's definitely either Argentina or Uruguay,

Heh heh... U R Gay.

by Anonymousreply 2204/18/2012


by Anonymousreply 2310/05/2013

Paraguay is 50% gay.

by Anonymousreply 2410/06/2013

least gay-friendly is Venezuela. Homophobia is encouraged there by the "communist" government.

by Anonymousreply 2510/06/2013

Having been there several times, I'd say Costa Rica is gay tolerant. They still have the old mentality of it's o.k., just don't flaunt it in our face. Vestiges of the Catholic Church dictum, which I hope is finally getting better. Some of the most handsome men I've ever seen were CR'ns (known as Ricos).

by Anonymousreply 2610/06/2013

It depends on the country, your socioeconomic level and also, your race. A middle class white European (as well as US American and the likes) person, will normally be received with a level of tolerance, openness and friendliness that's far above and beyond what would be afforded to (or rather, denied), to locals or non-Caucasians. Unless you are unusually unlucky or go to very degraded areas with beset by violence and crime, you have nothing to fear.

In general, countries where where income disparities are less extreme and are, both culturally and racially, more European, are more tolerant (Uruguay, Argentina and, to a much lesser extent, Chile). Countries where poverty is rife, religion still plays a very important role in society and race and gender still condition how well or unwell people are treated, things are not so positive (in short, the rest of the Latin America).

by Anonymousreply 2710/06/2013

Uruguay or Argentina.

by Anonymousreply 2810/06/2013

Hola R-26 Costa Ricans are Ticos.

by Anonymousreply 2910/06/2013

R4 "Latin America" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. "South America" does not.

by Anonymousreply 3010/06/2013

What about Easter Island and the Galapagos?

by Anonymousreply 3110/06/2013

How about the Antarctic?

by Anonymousreply 3210/06/2013

It's definitely Uruguay.

by Anonymousreply 3310/06/2013

So, stupid, Debbie. It's Uranusquay.

by Anonymousreply 3410/06/2013

In Latin America, there is more of a problem regarding racism than homophobia.

Anyway, Mexico is definitely not the most welcoming. If you're a feminine gay and don't live in an affluent area, you will likely be harassed and possibly threatened/beat up.

by Anonymousreply 3510/06/2013

Argentina, then Uruguay, then Mexico

by Anonymousreply 3610/06/2013

Cuba has recently done a near 180°.

by Anonymousreply 3710/06/2013

How about in Central America?

by Anonymousreply 3811/01/2013


by Anonymousreply 3911/01/2013

Uruguay, although there will be an attempt to undo recent liberal reform

by Anonymousreply 4011/08/2014

Argentina and Uruguay may be equal in their being "gay friendly," but Uruguay has absolutely NO gay social scene, whereas Argentina's is huge.

by Anonymousreply 4111/08/2014

How about Costa Rica?

by Anonymousreply 4211/11/2014

How is Costa Rica?

by Anonymousreply 4311/30/2014

Costa Rica is moderately welcoming

by Anonymousreply 4401/10/2015

Half of Colombia is having sex or jacking off on Chaturbate at any given time.

by Anonymousreply 4501/10/2015

Come to Honduras, big rich fat American sissy-boy, and get your head cut off!

by Anonymousreply 4601/10/2015

You are lying R25.

by Anonymousreply 4701/10/2015

Chile is about to pass civil unions. Chile has perhaps come the furthest in acceptance from previous years.

by Anonymousreply 4801/24/2015
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