Dar Es Salaam - Post Report Question and Answers

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

No, it is illegal here from what I have read. - Jan 2022

Probably not in Tanzania. - Oct 2021

It seems to be vehemently anti-gay here. You won't face any issues within the expat community though. - May 2020

No. While being an LGBT expat is much easier than being an LGBT local, the government has begun a systematic crackdown on LGBT persons, including arrests, public shaming, etc. Expats are not entirely protected and multiple diplomats have been "asked to leave" with the threat of PNG if they refuse. - Jun 2017

It's okay, its easier to be an expat and LGBTI than a local but it is definitely not widely accepted in society. - Dec 2015

I don't think so. Homosexuality is not widely understood or accepted in Tanzania. - Jul 2015

No experience with this, but I don't think so. - Mar 2014

I have never heard of there being any issues. - Feb 2013

I think generally fine. - Feb 2013

It seems okay. As with the question about religion and race, people in Dar are fairly cosmopolitan and accepting of differences. Outside the city, especially along the coast and in Pemba (Zanzibar), there are more conservative Muslim communities where PDAs would be frowned upon no matter what your orientation is. - Aug 2011

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