When the Britsh Empire collapsed, it left behind colonial laws against same-sex activity that are still in effect to this day in many Caribbean islands, as well as in Africa.
Rose-Marie Belle Antoine of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will discuss the consequences of those laws during a panel discussion on Oct. 11 on “Stigma and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth Caribbean.”
The panel discussion will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the University of the West Indies in Barbados.
The following countries in and on the Caribbean have anti-homosexuality laws:
- United Nations Releases New Guidelines To Promote LGBT Safety And Equality (queerty.com)
- Jamaica as a model for anti-AIDS, anti-homophobia action (76crimes.com)
- 76+ countries where homosexuality is illegal (76crimes.com)
- Laws in Guyana contribute to high HIV rates (76crimes.com)