Buenos Aires - Post Report Question and Answers

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

It’s a great place. For Americans, it’s one of the few posts outside northwestern Europe, I’d imagine, where you’d have fewer issues and more acceptance than at home. Although Catholicism exerts some influence in social issues such as divorce and abortion, it seems to have no effect in terms of LGBT issues. Same sex marriage is legal. Buenos Aires is very sex-positive in general, and that extends tot he LGBT community. No one bats an eyelash. - Apr 2022

One million percent! One of the most progressive open minded cities I've lived in. Argentina legalized same-sex marriage in 2010, the first country in Latin America to do so. Huge pride parade every year (November). Official ministry of non-discrimination. Intentionally work in regards to sexual diversity (see below for racial issues, however). If you're LGBT you can meet folks, date, get married, have assisted reproductive services here, you name it. - Jul 2020

I think there is a vibrant LGBT scene here. Again, huge international city with all sorts of options for all sorts of people. - Jul 2019

Yes. Gay Marriage has been legal here for a few years now and I have seen many same-sex couples holding hands in public. - Jun 2015

Yeah, Buenos Aires is probably more gay-friendly than where I'm from in North Carolina. - Jan 2015

Yes. Because of the size of the city, there is a community for all. - Aug 2014

Yes. - Aug 2011

Yes, the city is liberal compared to most of Latin America. There are specific gay night clubs for those who are interested. Still, you may not see much PDA among gay couples. - May 2011

Yes. There is a strong and thriving gay community in Buenos Aires. Caution should be taken when out of major metropolitan areas, however. - Jul 2008

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