LGBT in Colombia

Colombia in general is a Catholic country and therefore one might expect there to be relatively conservative attitudes when it comes to things such as homosexuality and the attitude towards the LGBT Community.
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However, when you come to Colombia
you swiftly realize their politics are often very progressive and attitudes very open, especially compared with other South American countries.

=> Same sex marriages are currently still prohibited (although this is currently being looked into), but same-sex couples have enjoyed inheritance and property laws since May 2007.

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We were at the Bogota Gay Pride in 2011, a colourful event!
Check our video at the right of the page =>

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Bogotá is also home to Colombia’s biggest gay pride march, where lesbian, gay, transgender, transexual and cisgender people all come together to celebrate our uniqueness and everything we share. It takes place in June each year. Thousands upon thousands attend the colorful parade making it one of the biggest in South America.
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"International" Gay Couple at the Gay Pride in Bogota

There are gay-friendly areas in most the big cities, especially in bigger cities such as Medellín and of course Bogotá, which enjoy a thriving and open LGBT scene.
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The tolerance of the people and the attitude towards the LGBT scene in Bogota lead us to question ourselves: Could Bogota become the new Gay Capital of the World?
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The hotspots for a nightout in Bogotá are undoubtedly in Chapinero, where the gay community is strongest. Here there’s a wealth of clubs, including the infamous Theatrón. Theatrón (Cll 58 Kr 10) is an institution in Bogotá and throws one of the best parties in the city. Spread over 3 floors, the club used to be a theatre, lending it a grandiose ambiance, even when you’re dancing dirty to some pulsating techno.

=> There’s plenty of other great places to check out in the area too, including new club Romeo (Cll 62 Kr 11). You’ll also find the bulk of the north, especially Zona Rosa, to be gay friendly.
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=> It’s worth mentioning that many areas of Colombia are more conservative than big cities, and although it’s rarely in the Colombian nature to make others feel uncomfortable regardless of politics and belief, it’s always sensible to respect local sensibilities, which may not be so progressive.
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