Laws affecting lesbiangaybisexualand transgender LGBT people vary greatly by country or jurisdiction — encompassing everything from the legal recognition of same-sex marriage to the death penalty for homosexuality. Notably, as of [update]28 countries recognize same-sex marriage. By contrast, 14 countries or jurisdictions impose the death penalty for homosexuality.
But seven islands have a more sinister hangover from colonial days — laws against buggery and gross indecency making same-sex conduct between consenting adults illegal. While no island actively pursues criminal investigations for breaking these laws, their mere existence intensifies a toxic homophobic culture that allows lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people to be bullied at school, that fuels their mistrust of police, and allows them to be alienated from — or even abused by — their families. Despite this, each island has a core group of LGBT activists leading the fight for equality.
Photo taken at a meeting of Jamaica's underground gay church, known as the Sunshine Cathedral, which holds clandestine meetings several times a month. Photo by Gabrielle Weiss. But these days the epidemic is flaring up a bit closer to home, in the Caribbean.
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Country representatives discussed new targets for HIV prevention and zero discrimination with the goal of ending AIDS as a public health threat by They also agreed to work on legislation favorable to people living with or affected by HIV. Another goal is to remove legislation that can be used to discriminate against people living with or affected by HIV.
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Accounts by 10 Caribbean men who have sex with men living in the UK reveal them to be liminal beings with unstable and unresolved identities. They are between social states: aware they are not heterosexual and not publicly recognised, or in some cases self-accepted, as homosexual. Caribbean-born respondents especially suffer from homophobia, expressing regret and disappointment at their sexuality.
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Rolston Ryan is a gay man. Back in St Kitts and Nevis, where gay sex is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, he was subject to constant harassment. Sometimes they would throw stones at him in the streets.
This month Trinidad and Tobago decriminalized consensual gay sexwhich was previously punishable with up to 25 years in prison. While the news has invigorated LGBT rights advocates, the picture for gay rights in the region is still far from ideal: Same-sex relations are still illegal in nine Caribbean countries, all of which are part of the British Commonwealth. And while laws are not always enforced, they have a chilling effect on the local LGBT community, which can often face harassment, discrimination and even violence.