What's life like for LGBTQ people in Argentina? Let's take a look at some of the key equality indicators.
Is it legal to be gay?
Yes. Same-sex sexual activity has been legal in Argentina since 1887.
The age of consent if 15, regardless of sexuality.
Is there anti-discrimination legislation in place?
No national law exists to expressly deal with discrimination or harassment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Is there marriage equality?
Same-sex marriage was legalised in 2010. Argentina was the first country in Latin America to legalise same-sex marriage, and one of the first countries in the world.
What’s it like for LGBTQ people who live there?
Although Argentina has a history of Latin American macho culture and political and social oppression, this began to change with the return to democracy in 1983, and it is now one of the most progressive countries in the world and overall a pretty good place to be gay.
Argentina has also been proactively taking steps to protect its trans citizens, with legislation passed in 2012 that makes it one of the most supportive countries in the world for trans people.
Argentina has been actively working to attract LGBTQ visitors and to promote the country as a welcoming destination for queer people.
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