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

I'm not certain. There are a few LGBT in the expat community, but it looks like folks keep their social lives very private. - Aug 2019

I'm not sure about the legal status of homosexuality in DRC, but it is definitely not accepted culturally. I don't think there is much of a gay community, but I don't really know. LGBT colleagues seemed generally dissatisfied. - Apr 2019

I think it's a good city. I'm not sure if there is a big support network but I don't get the sense that there is a lot of prejudice. - Dec 2017

It would be very hard to be out in Kinshasa. Unfortunately, this is an extremely Christian city and judgement from locals is strong. - Jan 2017

Not openly. - Sep 2016

Better than some African countries/cities in that there are fewer arcane anti-gay laws, but I have no idea if there is any LGBT scene here (and I tend to doubt it as I've never heard or seen anything about it). - Apr 2016

Don't know. - Nov 2012

If you stay within the international community, then yes. If you try to find acceptance among the Congolese, it probably won't happen. - Feb 2012

We knew a few gay/lesbian expats, and they keep their lifestyle to themselves. This is a country where they kill people they think are witch doctors. Albino Congolese have fled the rural areas for the safety of the bigger cities. - Jan 2011

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