There’s very little information on the Internet about LGBT life in the Seychelles. The US Department of State Human Rights Report said this: “Societal Abuses, Discrimination, and Acts of Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: The law does not specifically prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, and there were no reports that such discrimination occurred. There were no reports of violence or discrimination against persons with HIV/AIDS.” Here is a brief correspondence between two French women and GlobalGayz. Dear GlobalGayz, We are French couple and living in France at the present time. My friend will have to go to Seychelles for her work during 3 years. I think homosexuality is illegal in this country and one can be sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment. Is it true ? I have difficulty to find information about lesbian and gay life in Seychelles, except for tourist’s things. Do you have someSee the Full Version Here
Seychelles is an archipelago nation of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, some 1,500 kilometres (930 mi) east of mainland Africa. Seychelles has the smallest population of any other state on the African continent. Since independence in 1976, per capita output has expanded to roughly seven times the old near-subsistence level. Growth has been led by the tourist sector, which employs about 30% of the labor force and provides more than 70% of hard currency earnings, and by tuna fishing. Homosexuality is illegal in Seychelles and the penalty is a fine and/or 2 years in jail, but this is rarely enforced unless there is a public nuisance or coercion. Most people hide the fact that they are gay and only confide in close friends. Mostly people here prefer to mind their own business.
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Capital: Victoria - Pop. 25000
Area: 455 sq. km. / sq. miles.
Language: English, French, Creole
Religion: Roman Catholic, Anglican
Status of Homosexuality: Illegal
Telephone Country Code: 248