Praia - Post Report Question and Answers

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

There's a small but active and open LGBT community, especially on the island of Sao Vicente. There are laws to protect LGBT rights, but it's still a conservative, Catholic country. People are pretty laid back here, though, and don't seem to care too much. In terms of the neighborhood (West Africa), this is a very open place. - Dec 2017

Yes. - May 2014

It seems to be, though I am not sure there is a gay/lesbian community. Cape Verdeans are very accepting. - Feb 2011

Dunno. Probably not a "good" city but there are openly gay Cape Verdeans. CV is a pretty relaxed place and is striving to be more modern so homophobic behavior is not common or at least isn't overt. - Sep 2012

I don't think there is any problem. It's a live-and-let-live society. - May 2012

I have very limited knowledge here, but the society is extremely tolerant. - Sep 2009

Seems to be okay. - Feb 2008

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