Dushanbe - Post Report Question and Answers

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

I would say no. The host nation does not support visas for same sex spouses, which has caused a few issues in the past years. Similarly the culture is not overly tolerant of same sex relationships. - Apr 2021

From what I understand, most people in Tajikistan are not accepting of the LGBT community. - Jun 2020

No although you probably won't be bothered if you are a diplomat. - Dec 2015

No. I had some very close gay European friends and they were fine but they kept a low profile. Aside from the Hyatt, there really weren't any places where they could be "open" in public. - Jun 2014

It's not a good country to be openly gay, but we had friends who were and they loved their time there. - Mar 2014

No. It's best to keep a low profile. - Oct 2013

I haven't heard. - Jan 2012

In the expat community, probably okay, but very limited. In the local community, no. - Jun 2009

I don't know about covertly, but overtly, I don't think it's accepted. - Jul 2008

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