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San Salvador



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

Local are very traditional and extremely religious people but they do not confront you. Just respect the culture and try not to hold hands or kiss in public. - Nov 22, 2017
El Salvador is very conservative and a bit behind with LGBT rights. - Jul 14, 2016
San Salvador is a small city in a very conservative catholic country. From what I understand there is a very small scene, but the country as a whole is not very "out". Completely different within the expat/diplomatic community of course. - Dec 8, 2015
No. This country is VERY conservative. - Jun 9, 2015
You shouldn't have too much problem. - Mar 23, 2015
Yes I thought so. I knew a few gay couples and they were fine. This is a conservative country but I never heard of hardships or discrimination of any type for gays. - Oct 29, 2014
Yes. - Jul 8, 2014
I can't imagine a society that is this conservative would welcome gays with open arms. - Apr 28, 2012
Discretion is essential here. - Jul 15, 2011
El Salvador is a VERY homophobic nation, and few locals are "out". I have gay Salvadoran friends in the States who refuse to return home to visit for fear of persecution. There is one gay bar though, and the embassy community counts several gay partners among its members. I don't think any problems would arise on compound, but they could in the community. Things are changing though, so we'll have to see. - May 21, 2010
I would think so. I've seen a handful of gay couples (no lesbian couples) at some of the malls, theaters, or other places and nobody seems to pay much attention to them. - Feb 28, 2009