A law approving same-sex marriage and adoption was published in the Journal Officiel on 18 May 2013. The law means that same-sex marriages conducted in other countries are recognised in France.
The Pacte Civile de Solidarité (PACS), a legal alternative to marriage in France, is also an option for same-sex couples.
The French Government Tourist Office has a Gay Friendly Guide to France.
GayVox.com is a comprehensive French-language guide to gay resources and events in France. It provides contacts, reviews and regional directories of gay venues as well as a gay Events calendar.
Gai Pied is an affiliated print publication.
Lesbia is a monthly magazine in French with news, reviews and classifieds for lesbians. It is available at newsstands.
Most gay, lesbian, bi and transsexual associations, social clubs and support groups are based in Paris. Many are multi-lingual.
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