Niamey - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Definitely not. - Aug 2022

Sure. A few employees are gay and lesbian and had no problem here that I know of. - Jul 2019

As elsewhere in West Africa, LGBT is not really accepted, but unlike in other countries, it isn't against the law. Diplomats did not appear to have issues. - Oct 2017

There are no laws against homosexuality unlike other African countries. Although you will see men walking down the street and holding hands, it is a cultural extension of friendship (like a high five that never ended) and not indicative of a partner relationship. It's a fine line, not illegal yet also not publicly obvious or discussed in this conservative Muslim country. - Aug 2015

Not terrible, not great. - Jul 2013

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