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

There is a community here but sub-Saharan Africa is not generally a friendly place for LGBTI. - Feb 2020


It's not actively hostile to LGBT, but this is not a country where you can be truly out. This is also not a country where LGBT activism seems to be well-tolerated. The culture is conservative and the social institutions remains somewhat closed and homophobic. Consequently, the LGBT population, particularly in the expat community, tends to fly under the radar for the most part. - Sep 2018


There has been a lot of controversy on LGBT rights recently and it's not super friendly. - Oct 2016


I don't know except that as a country Malawi isn't accepting of gay or lesbian people. - Aug 2015


Like much of Africa there is a lot formal, legal prohibition of homosexuality but it is otherwise more or a don't ask, don't tell situation. - Sep 2013


It is a highly conservative Christian area, and homosexuality is against the law - - -sort of a don't ask don't tell system. Among the expats it's not an issue. We had a gay couple who lived next to us who seemed happy enough here. But again they were a family. For singles I think it would be pretty hard. - Sep 2012


There is a lot of stigma and discrimination against gay and lesbian people. It is necessary to keep any relationship hidden. - Jul 2009


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