Even in the United States and Western Europe where, for the most part, homosexuality is legal, gay-bashing sometimes occurs, though general intolerance of anti-gay acts is — slowly — increasing. When in doubt, assume locals follow a 'don't ask, don't tell' policy. Iraq Male homosexuality is theoretically illegal in Singapore, as a result of colonial-era statutes, with a punishment of 2 years imprisonment. Getty Images.
Therefore, there are conflicting opinions that homosexuality is not illegal or just not happily seen, but tolerated.
Laws prohibiting private businesses from discriminating against gay and, less often, transgender patrons exist in a few of the jurisdictions where same-sex activity is lawful. Stag party weekendanyone? This travel guide page was last edited at
Some called for a boycott of Bermuda after the island territory introduced a ban on same-sex marriages.