Gay protestors in the Caribbean

Gay protestors in the Caribbean

Many Caribbean countries have laws criminalizing same-sex acts but others have legalised same-sex activity on the 1990s and 2000s including Anguilla, the Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, Martinique, Puerto Rico and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Same-sex marriage and adoption is illegal everywhere in the Caribbean.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in Jamaica are dominated by the prohibition of sexual acts between men. Sexual acts between women are legal, by virtue of the absence of any reference to them in law. Jamaica has been described by human-rights groups as the most homophobic place on earth due to the hate speech and bias motivated crimes often directed at LGBT people.

Attitudes in the Anglican churches of the Caribbean are conservative but less extreme than Africa. The previous Primate, Drexel Gomez, chaired the design group which produced the Anglican Covenant and was aligned with the conservative opinion of the Global South.

Jamaica and the Cayman Islands
North Eastern Caribbean and Aruba
Windward Islands
Trinidad and Tobago
The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands
Virgin Islands

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