Gay Guide Mozambique

In July 2015, the criminalisation of homosexuals was abolished by a new penal code. Mozambique is thus one of the few African countries where homosexual relationships are legal. The new code abolishes a section from the colonial era that punished homosexuality as a "vice against nature". Although the public attitude towards homosexuality is more relaxed here, many see it as a provocation and as an attack on culture and religion to support lesbian and gay rights. To live a same-sex relationship openly is therefore still problematic in a country where Christianity and Islam exert a great influence. Mozambique has been one of only three African countries to offer gay, lesbian and bisexual people some protection against discrimination since 2007. A small LGBT community can be found in the capital Maputo.

Cities in Mozambique

Lake Niassa

Name: Mosambik, Mosambico
Location: Southeast Africa
Initials: MOZ
International country code: 258
International access code: 00
Language: Portuguese, Swahili
Currency: 1 Metical (MTn) = 100 Centavos
Population: 25,203,000
Capital: Maputo
Religions: 35% Christian, 23% no confession, 18% Muslim
Climate: In summers the months ranges from October to April which is rainy, humid, and very hot. The winter months, from April to September are cooler and drier and thus provide the most comfortable tenure for travel.

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