In 2016, the Seychelles parliament decriminalised sex between men (female-female sex was never considered a crime), same-sex marriage is recognised by law, and LGBT+ couples are legally permitted to adopt. Although community attitudes are somewhat more conservative than these laws suggest, the Seychellois are generally tolerant of gay and lesbian relationships as long as couples don't flaunt their sexuality in public; open displays of affection could raise eyebrows. We’ve never heard of any problems arising from same-sex couples sharing rooms during their holidays. There is no open gay or lesbian scene in the Seychelles.
For more, check out the following:
- Gay Seychelles Guide 2019 (www.travelgay.com/gay-seychelles-guide/) Less a guide than a high-level overview of the legal situation and community attitudes.
- Global Gayz – Seychelles (www.globalgayz.com/gay-seychelles/) Similar in its focus on high-level issues rather than a gay guide to the islands.