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.

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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
Same-sex marriage 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.
Gayout Rating - from 6 ratings.
3 years ago.
I agree with most but Guadalajara is crazy for Gays. I live not far from the City but as the home of Macho I have to say straights and gays live very close together and the tolerance is amazing. Mexicans call each other horrible nicknames and yet if anyone tried to hurt a cousin, uncle or old auntie who happened to be gay the people have your back. I have lived 15 years in Mexico and almost all my buddies are straight but have a gay cousin, aunt, or uncle who they will defend to the death their right to be who they are. I love Mexico after 55 years in San Francisco I find the locals more supportive here than in El Norte. I am white, blue eyed and 70 years old with lots of energy and my buddies drag my tired gay ass out to shows in bull arenas, Mexican style rock concerts, weddings, baptismas, quincineras (a girl turns 15), the opera, and all out parties. I show respect for my buddies and even those macho types give me a big hug constantly. "Love the ones you are with", I fail to feel abandoned like many older people in the USA and am grateful for the mutual love the Mexican people give to their new compadres. Albert Rohatsch
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