The process of finding the right candidate for an expat role can be difficult. When you do, there are always challenges when it comes to relocating. If your ideal candidate is LGBTI and homosexuality is illegal or discriminated against in the country they are relocating to, it can cause additional complications.
There are currently 73 countries where homosexual activity between consenting adults is illegal. Many of these are in popular assignment destinations for multinational companies like the Middle-East, Russia, Asia and Africa.
Compared to heterosexual couples, same sex couples can encounter additional difficulties when it comes to expat life. Typical challenges faced by LGBTI people, even in countries that do not outlaw homosexual activities, include: