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in The Islands of Tahiti

The Islands of Tahiti are an alluring and welcoming destination for LGBTQ+ travelers. Throughout all 118 islands located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti offer a rich cultural history that embraces diversity and inclusivity for all visitors seeking an unforgettable travel experience.

LGBTQ+ tourism is crucial to ensure people are able to experience safe and friendly destinations that celebrate love and equality. The Islands of Tahiti’s commitment to providing a welcoming atmosphere for all visitors is evident through its progressive local laws and social acceptance of the people.

Legal Protections

Marriage Equality was first legalized and practiced in 2013, when the first gay marriage took place on the island of Moorea on July 8th, marriage equality was a significant milestone as The Islands of Tahiti were one of the first destinations in the South Pacific region to legalize marriage equality. The bill helped further cultivate the values of inclusion and extended them with a positive and accepting attitude towards the LGBTQ+ community.

LGBTQ+ couples in The Islands of Tahiti enjoy the same legal rights and protections as any other couple, including access to benefits, nondiscrimination protections, and legal adoption of children.

Leading LGBTQ+ Honeymoon Destination

Over the past decade, The Islands of Tahiti have emerged as a premier destination for LGBTQ+ couples looking to tie the knot or enjoy a romantic getaway in a picturesque setting.

Gender Diversity

The Islands of Tahiti have a long-standing tradition of embracing diversity, particularly in regard to the third gender people known as mahu, this term refers to individuals who embody both male and female qualities, blurring the lines between traditional gender roles. Another expression of gender identity within the culture is rae rae which is someone assigned male at birth who is a woman, more closely aligned with transgender women in Western cultures. The presence of rae rae and mahu people in Polynesian society highlights the importance of acceptance and understanding in the region’s cultural fabric.