INFORMATION FOR LGBTIQ TRAVELLERS
While consensual gay sex was recently decriminalized in Nicaragua (March, 2008), attitudes may take a bit longer to change. As in most of Latin America, gay and lesbian travellers will run into fewer problems if they avoid public displays of affection. That said, lots of Nicaraguan gays and lesbians flaunt their sexuality, so you probably won’t have much difficulty figuring out the scene.
Same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal benefits and protections available to opposite-sex married couples.
In June 2014, Nicaraguan Congress approved a revised Family Code that would limit marriage, partnerships and adoption to heterosexual couples. On 8 April 2015, Nicaragua's new Family Code went into effect. LGBT in the country will take their case to the Nicaragua's Supreme Court.
Gay men are generally more visible in public than lesbians are. When lesbians socialize with each other, it often happens in private residences or other private places.
In conclusion, homosexuality in Nicaragua is widely accepted socially, however it is recommended to keep a low profile. In general Nicaraguans are very friendly, so it’s easy to make friends. We are very welcoming and we like to treat tourist as member of our communities, no matter if they are LGBTIQ members or not.