Gay Guide

French Polynesia (Tahiti)
Pink Star Rating

8

Capital

Papeete

Scene and Culture

French Polynesia is an Overseas Department of France and therefore French law applies. This means there is no legal discrimination against gays and lesbians. According to Lonely Planet "There are no networks or associations for gays in French Polynesia.........Homophobia in French Polynesia is uncommon. You will meet a lot of very camp mahu working in restaurants and hotels and Rae Rae are transvestites…The Scorpio disco behind the Vaima Centre in Papeete is popular centre for popaa (western) gays as well as rae rae, but it's also frequented by heterosexuals."

Gay Age of Consent

16

Lesbian Age of Consent

16

Straight Age of Consent

16

Legal Notes

French law applies. See France

Population

249,000

Currency

Franc CFPF

Climate

French Polynesia has a tropical climate which is hot and humid from November to April but cooler and drier for the remainder of the year, The best time to go is May to October. Temperatures are moderated by the prevailing SE trade winds. The average annual temperature is around 27c all year.

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