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

This is a surprisingly open and welcoming place for LGBT people. There's a large Pride festival in October, during which you'll find rainbow flags all over the city. While discrimination and other problems certainly exist in Suriname, LGBT diplomats can generally expect a warm welcome. There isn't much gay nightlife to speak of, but there's a small local LGBT community where everyone knows each other. There have been several gay and lesbian couples at post over the past few years. - Feb 2020

I haven't heard of any particular issues, but Suriname is probably within the average norms for tolerance and cultural acceptance of LGBT persons. - May 2016

Ok and improving. Suriname is quite open and accepting, but still harbors some predjudices in this area. - Dec 2014

No, from what I've heard it's not good. - Sep 2013

The people in Parbo are relatively liberal, but they do have the Caribbean attitude against homosexuals and it can be overheard once you get to know them. On the other hand, I have several gay friends and they do alright. I think they just have to know where they are and who they are with. - Nov 2010

I haven't heard much but I imagine it would be fine. It's a very tolerant culture. - Feb 2010

New book from Talesmag! Honest and courageous stories of life abroad with special needs.

Read More