Asmara - Post Report Question and Answers

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

No. The culture is very conservative, and same-sex sexual activity is criminalized. It would be very difficult to be out here. - Apr 2021

No. The culture is very anti-LGBT and it's my understanding that LGBT relations are criminalized. Even trying to discuss this issue with more broadminded locals has been difficult, in my opinion. Please be careful. - Dec 2019

There is no open LGBT community, so far as I'm aware. - Feb 2019

I doubt it, as I understand it is illegal. - Sep 2018

Probably not. While I have no experience with this and it did not arise when I was there, Eritrea is very conservative in many respects. Those I have had discussions about sexuality did not view LGBT lives as favorable. - Dec 2016

No. - Aug 2007

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