Rabat - Post Report Question and Answers

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

In my opinion, Morocco does not do well on LGBT rights and does not recognize same sex couples. I don’t have enough information to comment well on this, but I would recommend researching this carefully ahead of coming. - May 2022

It is a Muslim-majority country. While I have some LGBT friends and have seen a few people (including locals) that are clearly a part of this community, there is no "gay village" and few, if any, gay clubs. I think being obviously LGBT could potentially make you a bit of a target for harassment, though I doubt it would escalate past this. - Oct 2017

Homosexuality is illegal in Morocco. Same-sex couples are in the U.S. embassy community, but I'm not sure of their experiences. - Oct 2017

No, homosexuality is illegal in Morocco. Even unmarried opposite-sex couples can have difficulties renting hotels/traveling together. - Aug 2017

Not good for single LGBT folks looking to date but couples seem to do fine. I'm not sure how low of a profile they keep. - Jul 2014

It would take pages to describe the complexities of Moroccans' views on this. I don't think anything particularly bad would happen (no one is going to beat you up for holding hands, considering the locals do it), but can't speak for how the dating scene goes. - Nov 2011

Absolutely not. - Nov 2011

No, even though Morocco has a reputation for lots of gay activity for tourists, Moroccans are basically homophobic and make no apologies for it. - Sep 2011

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