Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community in Portugal

Information for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people living in Portugal, including details of relevant laws, gay community events and LGBT associations and networks...

Portugal Gay is a website for bisexuals, homosexuals, lesbians and transgender people in Portugal. It has a travel guide and a directory on gay and lesbian places as well as daily news and an events guide. Although the site is in Portuguese, some information is available in English.

Gay Times is one of Europe's leading gay magazines with travel reviews, an online shop and information about gay law.

Gay Associations in Portugal

International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) Portugal (Associação ILGA Portugal): This association fights for the integration and the improvement of living conditions of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population within society. The association has a helpline, a community centre, provides legal and psychological counselling and promotes cultural activities concerning music, theatre and cinema.

  • Portuguese ILGA (in Portuguese)
    At: Centro Comunitário Gay e Lésbico de Lisboa
    Rua de S. Lázaro 88, 1150-333 Lisbon
    Tel: 218 873 918
    Fax: 218 873 922
    Open: Wednesday to Saturday from 16:00-24:00, Sundays 16:00-21:00
  • ILGA helpline Tel: 218 876 116 on Fridays and Saturdays from 21:00-24:00

Opus Gay: Organisation whose aim is to promote solidarity between all members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. This is one of the oldest gay associations in the country.

  • Opus Gay (in Portuguese)
    Rua da Ilha Terceira, 34-2º, 1000-173 Lisbon
    Tel: 213 151 396

Associação para o Estudo e Defesa dos Direitos à Identidade de Género: Non-profit association for the study and defence of the right to gender identity, providing legal, social and psychological support.

Rede Ex-Aequo: Association of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transexual youth aged 16 to 30.

Clube Safo: Association for lesbians in Portugal

  • Clube Safo (in Portuguese)
    At: Apartado 9973, 1911-701 Lisbon
    Tel: 960 046 617

Não te Prives – Grupo de Defesa dos Direitos Sexuais: Non profit association focussing on the discrimination of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.

Gaymotard Portugal: Association for gay, lesbian and bisexual bikers in Portugal. The website provides information about bikers events and about the gay scene and bikers in Portugal.

Gay Events in Portugal

Lesbian & Gay Pride (Arraial Gay e Lesbico) takes place every year on the Saturday nearest 28 June.

The Portugal Pride website provides information about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender events throughout Portugal.

Age of Consent

The age of consent in Portugal is 14, irrespective of gender.