Guadalajara - Post Report Question and Answers
Is this a good city for LGBT expatriates? Why or why not?
It's nickname is "Gaydalajara." GDL has a huge gay scene for a conservative Latin American city. It's not uncommon to see same-sex couples holding hands on Chapultapec. There are a lot of gay bars/clubs and most establishments are gay-friendly. The post's Public Affairs Office and the CG are both very active in supporting and working with the LGBT community.
Also, it's only a 5 hour drive to Puerto Vallarta, which is an international gay beach destination. - Feb 2017
I would assume so. - Feb 2015
Absolutely. - Jan 2015
Yes. - Oct 2014
The gay people I knew seemed to have a good time and mix with the locals well. I did not hear of any problems for them. - May 2014
I believe so. - Apr 2014
Yes. - Jun 2013
Yes. - Jan 2012
Yes, there is a gay population here, and locals have said that it is pretty tolerant, although they say there is less tolerance in the smaller towns in Mexico. - Jan 2011
There is a large gay community here, and it's supposed to be a gay-friendly city. - Jun 2010
YES. Guadalajara may be know as a conservative city but it's also the heart of GAY Mexico. It's definitely a paradox and you don't see many people who are completely out especially in public, but there are plenty of gay clubs, bars, and restaurants/coffeehouses. There's even a gay pride parade every year and a monthly magazine. More information is available at www.gaygdl.com. Plus, there's always the scene in Puerto Vallarta just 4-5 hours away by car. - Feb 2008
I don't know for sure as it is not openly displayed (this is a conservative Catholic city). - Jan 2008