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Gay-friendly Quito

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Gay Travel

  • Politically, Ecuador is relatively progressive. With the creation of a new constitution in 1998, Ecuador banned any type of discrimination based on sexual orientation, becoming the first country in the Americas – and the third country worldwide – to do so. This was a huge step in the right direction for acceptance and tolerance of sexuality across the nation. In 2008, Ecuador officially recognized same-sex civil unions, although same-sex marriage is constitutionally banned.
  • You can see man hugging and kissing, walking hand in hand on the streets, especially in Quito.
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Ecuador has undergone a remarkable transformation in the last few years.

The gay scene in Quito city is free of dress-code, uniforms, and clones; dress for all occasions and places is casual light-weight summer wear (although you will need a sweater or jacket in the cool evenings).

There is noage-ism. There is also a lack of attitude. You will find “Quiteños” very friendly, interested in foreigners (gringos), and a fair proportion speaks some English.

It does help to be able to speak some Spanish, but not speaking Spanish isn’t a bar to having a good time.
gay venues in Quito

Where to go

There are quite a few gay friendly places in Quito, mostly centered on the Mariscal neighborhood. Varying between bars, discos, saunas videos and other meeting places.

The scene changes quickly and so far we have to wait and see which of them survived the Covid-19 crisis. Maybe some new ones will emerge. Ask us for an update when you arrive at our place.

Gay Pride

Gay activities in Quito
Quito’s ever-expanding gay pride parade takes place at the end of June (or early July) in the Mariscal, and goes down in the historic center of Quito.

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Old Town Quito Suites was born out of the idea of Dirk and Bolivar, its owners, to create a space of comfort and quality in Ecuador. In Quito they found the ideal place at the gates of the historic center, at one of the most privileged locations in the city. If you want to find out more of this ambitious project and get to know the owners, give them a visit, you are mostly welcome.
Dirk, owner Old Town Quito Suites
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