South & Latin America » Argentina
Gay Guide Argentina
The constitution contains a paragraph prohibiting discrimination against gays. The age of consent is 16 years for all. The Argentinean population has become increasingly tolerant of homosexuals in recent years. Since August 2010, homosexuals have have the right to marry. Despite massive protests from the Catholic Church, President Cristina Kirchner signed and thus put it in effect the law, that was debated in the Senate during 15 hours and was only passed with the help of the opposition. The country has many different climate zones and landscapes: the waterfalls of Iguazú, the so-called end of the world near Ushuaia, the "tren de las nubes" (the train to the clouds), the glaciers in Patagonia with the impressive Perito Moreno glacier and the gay beach Calu in Mar del Plata. Argentina is gradually becoming a gay stronghold. Many gay tourists from all over the world choose Argentina as their destination. Reasons for it are among othersb the favorable exchange rate to the peso as well as the culture and night life. Several thousand people gather in Buenos Aires every year in november for the big Pride Parade.
Cities in Argentina
Location: South America
International country code: 54 (omit first 0 from area code)
International access code: 00
Currency: 1 Peso (Arg$) = 100 Centavos
Capital: Buenos Aires
Religions: 90 % Roman Catholic
Climate: Mostly moderate climate. The southeast is very dry, the southwest cold and wet. Summer is Dec-Mar. Winter is Jun-Sept.
Important gay cities: Buenos Aires