Monrovia - Post Report Question and Answers

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

I knew several expats in the LGBT community. Non-heterosexual relationships are not supported by Liberians, but it's not like they are actively protested either. - Oct 2021

This is a very religious country, either Christian or Muslim. There is not much of an open LGBT community outside of the expat community. - Aug 2019

There doesn't seem to be a problem here. - Aug 2019

I understand there is a small community but it's definitely under the radar and not broadly accepted in Liberian circles. - Jun 2016

LGBT people are not widely accepted in Liberian society, but expats have not had specific problems that I know of. It may not be very easy to meet other LGBTs though. - Aug 2015

NO! Very unfriendly towards gays. Unfriendly in general if you are not a church-going Christian. - Dec 2013

It can be good if you keep it private. The term homophobia doesn't even come close to what most people seem to feel here. One local homosexual man was pushing for acceptance publicly, and he had to go into hiding due to the number of death threats he received. The President here has even declared that she will never pass any equality laws. - Dec 2012

Unknown, although homosexuality is generally not publicly accepted in West Africa. - Jul 2009

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