Montevideo's respect for diversity can be seen in its colonial and modern architecture, its gastronomic options, its accommodation offers, and its people.
A group of private investors directly linked to the LGBT community formed the Montevideo Gay Friendly Tourism group, in an attempt to offer LGBT tourists a customized professional service, so as to make their stay in our city pleasant.
Uruguay has traditionally been a country open to regional and world developments. In line with this, it has approved, since the 20th century, advanced social laws in recognition of the civil rights of all citizens. In this sense, the Parliament recently passed a series of anti-discrimination laws, among them the right to legally register changes of sex, civil union, adoption and, in April 2013, equal marriage. The ultimate purpose of these laws is to protect human rights and build a society more diversity-aware and inclusive.