Gay Marrakesh

Gay Marrakesh

Marrakesh is an enigmatic city in western Morocco that's been a huge tourist attraction for many years. Homosexuality is illegal in Morocco but there is a small, discrete scene and it's always been a gay-popular country.


About Marrakesh

Marrakesh is a beautiful city in Morocco steeped in a mix of European, Middle Eastern, and African cultures. Every year, Morocco welcomes an average of 12 million diverse tourists, a majority of which goes to Marrakesh. Despite this, the city has a complex relationship with LGBTQ+ issues.

While there is no official legal recognition of same-sex relationships in the country, Marrakesh has seen a growing underground LGBTQ+ scene, and some establishments are considered gay-friendly.

Discretion is key for gay tourists as public displays of affection can lead to legal trouble or discrimination. Travelers should be aware of the cultural and legal context and exercise caution, as attitudes towards LGBTQ+ individuals can vary among locals.

In recent years, there have been efforts to promote tolerance and awareness. As long as LGBTQ+ visitors are mindful of local customs and laws, this vibrant city in Morocco is a hidden gem waiting to be uncovered.

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