The gay side of Marrakech
Homosexual acts are illegal in Morocco and can be punished with a heavy fine or imprisonment for up to three years. However, although no one will dare say it out loud, male homosexuality is actually relatively common. No, the men you see holding hands are not a gay couple (platonic same-sex affection is freely shown), but there was a time when the city of Tangier had quite a gay scene.
Local and foreign hipsters love this place, and that's where you'll find the biggest gay and straight blend in the city. Move to the North African dance beats, sip on the signature cocktails, and you'll probably end up making conversation with a perfect stranger.
LE DIAMANT NOIR - Pl. de la Liberté, Guéliz
This Marrakech classic is where everyone ends up on most evenings. As a result, you'll encounter a varied crowd consisting of students and wanna-be models, and perhaps a gay glance here and there.
Pacha is known in the international clubbing world as the place for all-night dancing. In between the huge crowds in its Marrakech home you'll likely find some same-sex rubbing on the dance-floor.
Riad Dar Zaman
Riad L' Orchidee
La Maison Des Oliviers
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