Gay Country Rank: 40/193
Mexico is a never ending experience for the gay traveler. Relax by lying on an isolated beach, or wandering the avenues of some lovely village. Mexico offers so many things to do and experience. Jungles, architecture, historic landmarks, arts and crafts, amazing food, scuba diving, parasailing… The list can go on and on. Homosexuality is still a bit closeted in Mexico, but surprisingly, the attitude towards the LGBT population is quite liberal. We recommend visiting Puerto Vallarta, Cabo, Loreto, and Cancun. This is a fabulous place to visit, with Atlantis Vacations usually having two cruises and two land based vacations a year here.
Gay rights in Mexico - Visit countries that support the gay community
|Same-sex sexual activity legal||Yes|
|Equal age of consent||Yes|
|Anti-discrimination laws in employment||Yes|
|Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services||Yes|
|Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas||Yes|
|Recognition of same-sex couples||Yes|
|Stepchild adoption by same-sex couples||Yes|
|Joint adoption by same-sex couples||Yes|
|Gays, lesbians and bisexuals allowed to serve in the military||Yes|
|Transgender allowed to serve in the military||Yes|
|Right to change legal gender||Yes|
|Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples||No|
A traditionally Catholic country, Mexico is getting more gay-friendly all the time. Medium-sized and big cities as well as coastal resorts all have gay bars and sometimes gay discos. Watch out, the extrovert Mexicans are never shy of flirting.
Mexico City - This huge city offers a vast array of gay bars and clubs, from stylish and slick to unassuming and friendly, both in the elegant Zona Rosa and elsewhere
Acapulco - Apart from the natural beauty of the Quebrada divers, this party place has hectic night clubs, strip joints and friendly bars. Most of your fellow travellers are Mexican.
Puerto Vallarta - Commonly considered the most gay-friendly destination in Mexico. The area known as the South Side or Zona Romántica in the southern part of the old city the epicenter of both gay nightlife and the popular gay beach, which consists largely of the Blue and Green chair restaurant/bar areas with their many palapas along Playa Los Muertos beach.
Same-sex marriage legalized in June 2016 when Mexican Supreme Court declares denying gays and lesbians from marriage went against the Mexican constitution.