LGBT Travellers

Cabo Verde has less of the homophobia and open discrimination encountered in other parts of West Africa. Homosexual acts were decriminalised in 2004, and although the LGBT community is largely underground, the islands are fairly tolerant. The most gay-friendly destinations in the archipelago are Santa Maria (Sal) and Mindelo (São Vicente). Mindelo even hosts an annual Gay Pride parade (late June), which first kicked off in 2013.