While male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal, age of consent differs and same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections as heterosexuals.
Same-sex sexual acts have never been criminalized within the Ivory Coast, a former French colony, unlike in other former British colonies in the area.
Male to male relationships: Legal
Female to female relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Different for heterosexuals and homosexuals
More on the law of Ivory Coast at ilga.org
Social climate / Legal incidents
Read more about the sociale climate for LGBT people in Ivory Coast in this article at ilga.org
Alternative Côte d’Ivoire was founded in 2010 and is an NGO fighting homophobia and promoting healthcare for sexual minority groups. The organisation is also striving for the self-fulfilment of its members through the launch of two exclusively gay and lesbian nightclubs in the Ivorian capital. The contact details of the organisation can be found here: http://ilga.org/directory/en/detail?o_id=5478