Canberra - Post Report Question and Answers

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

I think it is fine, but I'm not sure. I knew several who seemed happy - except for the lack of excitement - I think they would have preferred to be in Sydney or Melbourne, but more because of the access to fun, rather than the LGBT issues. Australians generally seem very accepting and welcoming to the LGBT community from my observations. - Aug 2020

Australians seem to be more accepting of the community, and there are a few in the Embassy. - May 2012

Very accepting. I don't know what the social scene is like, though. - May 2011

No idea, I don't know of anyone that is gay at the embassy. A lot of alternative lifestyle and prostitution venues here. Not sure if that helps or not. - Dec 2010

I knew some gays and lesbians, and they were quite happy there. There really aren't any problems with anti-gay hostility. Again, though, best to head to Sydney for the gay clubs. - Apr 2010

Yes Australia is pretty open. - Apr 2009

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