Hopeful signs for LGBT people in the Caribbean

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04/28/2019

In the Caribbean, homophobia remains a problem, but LGBT people are seeing increased signs of public acceptance, including politicians coming out in support of their LGBT constituents. In St. Lucia, the National Security Minister said it is time to review the nation’s buggery laws. In St. Kitts & Nevis, a young person asked ministers about LGBT rights, and the ministers said that there are protections for LGBT citizens. In Trinidad & Tobago, politician Bhoe Tewarie told religious groups to accept LGBT citizens. Conservative church people objected. The Church Council and Rebuild TT declared that LGBTI people do not deserve human rights. In Guyana, marchers spoke up for trans people. The Attorney General of the Bahamas defended LGBT protections, even as Canada warned LGBTQI tourists about the risks of visiting the Bahamas.

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