Richard Ammon. There is no community or organization, no activists not that I could find researching this story , no rainbow flags or Pride events, no bars or clubs. There are scattered gay-friendly hotel lounges and straight bars where friends can hang and share thoughts. But no one is planning the next LGBT event or demonstration. That said, on the Day Against Homophobia , May 17, , a modest display was offered in the capital town, The Valley pop , to support awareness of discrimination and oppose fake fixes for homosexuality. The event was held on several islands on the anniversary of the historic day in when the World Health Organization WHO officially announced homosexuality to be a natural variety of human sexuality.
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Adult, noncommercial and consensual same-sex sexuality is not a criminal offense, but transgender people can be fined for violating a broadly written vagrancy law. Public opinion tends to be opposed to LGBT rights , which is why LGBT people are not protected from discrimination, are not included in hate crimes laws and households headed by same-sex couples do not have any of the legal rights given to married couples. When Haiti became independent from France in , no law that criminalized consensual same-sex sexual acts was introduced, and no such law has come into the penal code since. Article of the penal code prohibits vagrancy, with a specific mention in the code for transvestites.
With its fun-in-the-sun destinations, carefree attitude, and myriad couples-oriented resorts, the Caribbean seems an ideal vacation spot for gay and lesbian couples. But not all Caribbean islands are created equal: some notably the French, Dutch, and U. With the help of the travel experts at LGBT News , here are our picks for the top Caribbean destinations for gay travelers:.