Nuevo Laredo - Post Report Question and Answers

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

I think so. I cannot speak from personal experience, but, there were a few LGBT people in the community when I was there, and they seemed well-embraced. - Dec 2022

This has historically been an area with a very "macho," discriminatory culture, but the situation seems to be improving. The Pride March is in its sixth year and continues to expand and find greater public support. There are LGBT groups on both sides (the one in Laredo is new this year). - Jun 2018

As much as any other city along the U.S.-Mexico border. Consulate members participate in an annual gay pride parade. - Feb 2016

Surprisingly, since this is a very Catholic city, I have seen a large gay/lesbian scene in Nuevo Laredo/Laredo. I believe NLD even has a gay pride march every June with a large gathering. - Dec 2015

The consulate environment is diverse, more so than the surrounding areas but there is a scene for everyone. - Jun 2014

There seems to be a scene on both sides of the border, but the security situation makes dating for all singles more difficult. - Feb 2013

From what I've heard there is a small, but vibrant local gay community. However, Mexican machismo means the community has to keep a low profile and the security situation limits late night travel to bars and clubs. - Nov 2011


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