LGBT members in SVG say they want to leave – Human Rights Watch report

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08/05/2023

More than 20 members of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans-gender (LGBT) community in St Vincent and the Grenadines who were interviewed by the international Human Rights Watch (HRW)group, have all said that they wish to leave the country immediately to live abroad as homophobic attitudes, violence and discrimination were making their lives miserable. The July 2023 HRW report, which included interviews with gay men, lesbian women, bisexual men and women, and one transgender woman, detailed incidents of stonings, verbal abuse, death threats and sexual assault which were suffered by LGBT people and painted a concerning picture for the response by law enforcement.

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