Maseru - Post Report Question and Answers

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

I don't think they are specifically targeted for violence or anything, but it is still Africa and homosexuality is not completely accepted or understood. I'm not gay, but have friends who are and they have said they just prefer to be in bigger cities. I think here, they feel like they stand out. And, as with anyone, social options are limited. - May 2016

I don't have any direct experience with this, but did know one gay couple who were really active and social within the expat community. Not sure what they faced locally; it's a fairly conservative Christian country. - Aug 2015

Gay/lesbian expats would do fine here, but should expect to keep a low profile to avoid provoking negative reactions. Lesotho seems to have a more or less "don't ask, don't tell" attitude towards homosexuality, but it's not overtly anti-gay as many other African countries are. - Jun 2010


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