Nouakchott - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a good city for LGBT expatriates? Why or why not?

This is a conservative Muslim country, which presents challenges for LGBT expats. - Aug 2021

It’s not good or bad it’s just a conservative Muslim country. - Aug 2021

Mauritania is a very conservative society but as mentioned above, networking within the community will allow for one to establish networks of friends. - Sep 2020

Officially, LGBT activities are against the law. - Apr 2019

If you were open about it in town, that would not go over very well here. But since almost all our socializing is with other diplomats and expatriates in private homes or on our own diplomatic installations, it might not matter as much. - May 2016

Since the country is 100% Muslim, it can be difficult I would guess, however, I know of several same sex couples who had zero problems. - Dec 2015

No. - Apr 2014

I would say NO, not a good place. This is the Islamic republic of Mauritania - Dec 2009

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