Posted here are some stories and reports about LGBT life in Cape Verde. There is little internet insight into the actual lives of gay Verdean other than the one essay by Ivalindo, native of Cape Verde (see #4) some indirect references. Being Africa there is the usual homophobia in society, yet also being Portuguese and European there seems to be less intensity to discrimination.
The Republic of Cape Verde is a republic located on an archipelago island in the North Atlantic Ocean 375 miles off the coast of northwest Africa. Cape Verde is a stable democracy. The constitution forms the basis of government. Cape Verde has few natural resources. The economy is service-oriented, with commerce, transport, and public services accounting for more than 70% of GDP. Most of the people are Christian. A new Penal code made in 2004 has now completely decriminalized homosexuality in Cape Verde with an equal age of consent.
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