It's perfectly safe for solo female travelers to visit Colombia. However, as a visitor, you might find yourself in vulnerable situations when you’re alone, especially if you don't speak much of the local language, or if you aren’t used to destinations that might feel less safe.
LGBTQ+ rights are among the best in all of South America here. In April 2016, same-sex marriage was legalized.
In 2011 a law against discrimination based on sexual orientation was passed, however intolerance and discrimination have been reported – especially in rural areas of the country.
With this in mind, when traveling to smaller towns and rural areas, use discretion and avoid public displays of affection.
Don’t place yourself in vulnerable or risky situations. When you arrive at a new destination, ask what the attitude is towards homosexuality in a new town or area.
Medellín is an extremely diverse city, and every June it hosts the annual Pride Parade, demonstrating the city’s support and its progression towards being a gay-friendly city.
Bogotá is home to Theatron, the biggest gay nightclub in Latin America. It's also home to more than 70 nightclubs, 50 bars and restaurants, 11 travel agents and beauty salons, and 7 accommodation facilities – all deemed as LGBTQ+ safe spaces in order to show the city's openness, acceptance, and tolerance towards the community.
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