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Is this a good city for LGBT expatriates? Why or why not?
It's okay. Homosexuality isn't widely accepted but in general Guatemalan are either too oblivious or too polite to say anything, and though there are definitely instances of violence against gay and lesbian Guatemalans it's doubtful that an expat would experience any issues. I've never experienced anything but warmth and acceptance from those who I know personally, in and out of the embassy community. I don't know much about the scene, but I've heard that dating locals can be tough because many are not fully "out" and are looking for hookups or under-the-table relationships only. On the other hand, a friend met her now-wife here so clearly it can be done. - Jun 7, 2015
Yes. - Apr 23, 2014
Guatemala is a comparatively conservative and traditional society but I never heard any strong complaints from gay/lesbian expat friends. - Jan 3, 2014
Guatemala is a conservative culture and not particularly friendly for gays/lesbians. With that said, I have several friends who seem to have found their niche just fine. - Nov 7, 2011
Haven't heard. - May 2, 2010
Not sure - there does not seem to be overt hostility but there isn't a lot of openess about sexual orientation either. - Mar 11, 2008