Dominican Republic: Gay and Lesbian
A Land of Contrasts
In common with many destinations in the Caribbean, gay and lesbian holidays in the Dominican Republic are not always ideal. Though a reasonably tolerant and democratic nation, homosexuality is still largely misunderstood. This is not helped by the nation’s predominantly Catholic leaning. Open displays of affection between same sex couples is not advised, particularly when around the wider public. That said, if you don’t feel oppressed by having to be discreet then a gay and lesbian holiday in the Dominican Republic can be highly rewarding, with many romantic and inspiring destinations to enjoy. Some cities in the Dominican Republic even have a small gay scene, and some local knowledge will help you find clubs and bars that are more gay and lesbian friendly.