This island state has decriminalized same-sex activity and relations since 2016 and now recognizes same sex marriage. A GlobalGayz reader has written: “Everyone knows we are gay and my husband works for a school where he is casually open. The island welcomes tourist of all sexuality and generally homophobia is non-existent among tourists.” More comments:
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 legal in Seychelles and recognizes same sex marriage.