Algiers - Post Report Question and Answers

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

I would not call is a "good" LGBT city and would point out being gay is illegal in Algeria and the government regularly throws people in jail under a whole host of allegations... never specifically for being gay, but that's what it is. That said, there's a gay scene here. And I can't speak for Algerian society as a whole, but I've found in some Muslim countries, there's a real "don't ask, don't tell" vibe. - Apr 2021

Not recommended. - Oct 2020

There is a community here but it is very discreet. - Sep 2019

It's a pretty intolerant culture. Being a diplomat and gay beats being Algerian and gay, though. - Sep 2016

No but yes. For a muslim Arab country it's not bad. There is a community but it is extremely, extremely discreet. Homosexuality is illegal but not widely prosecuted. - Jun 2016

Homosexuality isn't discussed, so while you can't really be open, you're not persecuted either. It's a "mind your own business" kind of place. - Mar 2014

No. - Oct 2013

Well -- homosexuality is not something widely spoken or or celebrated, but it certainly exists. I would imagine that gay men would have an easier time than gay women. - Dec 2011

Probably not. - Sep 2008

Absolutely not. - May 2008

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