Panel will focus on anti-LGBT laws in the Caribbean

Rose-Marie Belle Antoine (Photo courtesy of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights)
Rose-Marie Belle Antoine (Photo courtesy of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights)

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:

Antigua & Barbuda
Barbados
Belize
Dominica
Grenada
Guyana
Jamaica
St Kitts & Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, and editor/publisher of Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at [email protected]

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