The Republica Argentina covers a large part of the South American continent. It’s not as large as Brazil but still large enough to offer a wide variety of climate and a lot of stunning nature. It is the eighth largest country in the world and travelers could get lost there for months or even years. The north of Argentina has extremely hot summers, while the most Southern tip of the country is covered in snow almost year long. Whether you’re in for a city-trip, a week-long hike in the mountains, whale watching or a visit to some of the most powerful falls in the world; Argentina could be the perfect destination. Everything is possible in this diverse country. If you want to know how LGBT-friendly Argentina really is, keep reading!
We’re still creating more content about Argentina, since currently all we can offer you, is our breathtaking Iguassu Photography! Upcoming posts include a guide to gay and lesbian Buenos Aires, a guide to El Calafate and Perito Moreno and Ushuaia! For travelers who’d like to join a group to travel to Argentina, we have a few recommendations. For hikers, this active G Adventures Patagonia tour is the perfect 2-week getaway. For the non-hikers, this tour includes a visit to the end of the world at Tierra Del Fuego, which we loved a lot. For more information on things to do in the capital, check this awesome guide to things to do in Buenos Aires.
Post Last Updated: August 2018
Argentina LGBT Rights
Buenos Aires is often called, the gay capital of South America. For transgender and genderqueer people, Buenos Aires is also a safe refuge and it seems that Argentina has done a lot of effort to be a welcoming place for LGBT travelers.
Homosexuality and same-sex sexual activity are legal in Argentina since 1887. The age of consent is 15.
Civil Union or domestic partnership between same-sex couples is supported in the Argentine law. Different states and regions of Argentina approved this in different years. Same-sex couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples, except for adoption, which was approved later.
Same-sex marriage is possible in Argentina since 2010. The country was the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriages.
Adoption by same-sex couples or singles is possible in Argentina since 2010.
Change Legal Gender
Changing your legal gender is possible in Argentina. Surgery is not required. The Gender Identity Law passed in 2012.
Argentina LGBT Safety
In recent years, Argentina has done a lot of effort to attract LGBT travelers to visit the country. The Argentine law includes an article to protect LGBT against discrimination and crime based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Argentina is acceptant and tolerant towards LGBT. Public opinion polls in 2013 showed that 74% of the Argentinians think that society should accept homosexuality. With these results, Argentina scores very high in the rankings and it is one of the most LGBT-friendly countries to visit in Latin America.
In 2007, Argentina hosted the International Gay World Cup and won!
Buenos Aires has a vivid gay and lesbian nightlife. Check this post by EllGeeBe to discover the bars and nightlife in the capital of Argentina.
As usual, Argentina has more bars and establishments for men than for women and this is a gay guide to Argentina. Don’t expect to find to much lesbian stuff here!
La Fulana has more of what we were looking for. This organization for lesbians and bisexual women has a Spanish website and magazine with insights about lesbian life in Argentina. They also have an office in Buenos Aires where you can find more information on places to go!
Unfortunately, hate crimes can occur at any place and any time! Public display of affection can always trigger people to respond in a negative way. Try to be cautious and aware of your surroundings.