Activists condemn violence against LGBTQ community in St. Vincent, where gay sex is illegal

 | 
07/20/2023

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Advocacy group Human Rights Watch released an in-depth report Thursday that details the abuse and discrimination the LGBTQ community says it faces in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where gay sex is still criminalized. From homelessness to ongoing physical and verbal abuse, the gay community in the small nation of some 100,000 people says it is under constant threat. “Every LGBT person interviewed by Human Rights Watch said they wished to leave the country immediately or had envisioned their future abroad,” the report stated.

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/17/2024
06/16/2024
The Biden campaign has marked Pride Month with a blitz of advertisements, interviews and engagements with local LGBTQ groups and prominent figures to try and …
Added on: 06/17/2024
06/16/2024
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Several hundred LGBTQ Ukrainian servicemen and their supporters marched in central Kyiv Sunday to demand more rights and highlight their …
Added on: 06/17/2024
06/16/2024
When Daoud, a veteran queer activist, recently walked past rainbow flags hung for Pride month in the old port city of Jaffa, a historic …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Added on: 05/25/2024
Dominica’s High Court has struck down the nation’s anti-sodomy law, but homophobia remains pervasive. “The law has changed in Dominica, but it will still …
Added on: 05/22/2024
Being trans in the Caribbean today is easier than in the past, helped by the visibility and recognition of transgender people in Northern countries, …
Added on: 05/12/2024
Hundreds of activists for sexual diversity in Cuba held a demonstration in the streets of the capital on Saturday, both to celebrate the update …