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Gay Guide Argentina
The Constitution includes a paragraph that bans some anti-gay discrimination. The age of consent is 16 years. During the last years the Argentinean society has become more tolerant towards homosexuality. Homosexuals have been able to marry since August 2010. President Cristina Kirchner ultimately passed the law, which had only come about with the help of the opposition and a 15-hour senate debate, despite massive protests from Catholics. The name Argentina means "silver". The country has a wide range of climate zones and landscapes: the Iguazú waterfall, the end of the earth at Ushuaia, the "tren de las nubes" (train on the clouds), the glaciers in Patagonia (Perito Moreno the most amazing one) and the recently opened gay Calu Beach in Mar del Plata. Argentina is becoming an international gay centre. Many gay tourists from all over the world are choosing to visit Argentina. The favourable dollar exchange rate, the cultural life as well as the nightlife, are some of the reasons why they decide to visit this wonderful country. The annual Lesbian, Gay, Transvestite, Transsexual and Bisexual Pride Parade in Buenos Aires takes place each year in November with several thousand participants.
Cities in Argentina
Name: Argentinien · Argentine
Location: South America
International country code: 54 (omit first 0 from area code)
International access code: 00
Area: 2,780,400 km² / 1,068,298 sq mi.
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