Will tourist-dependent Barbados risk staying anti-gay?

76 CRIMES

Tourist nightmare: A Barbados bus driver and fellow passengers verbally abused a female passenger last week because she was a lesbian. The bus conductor proposed that her throat should be cut, and none of the passengers objected.

One group of participants in the LGBTI-police sensitization session in Barbados discuss issues and ask questions of Maurice Tomlinson (top left) and his husband, Tom Decker (center, in front of the class).  (Photo courtesy of Maurice Tomlinson) One group of participants in the LGBTI-police sensitization session in Barbados discuss issues and ask questions of Maurice Tomlinson (top left) and his husband, Tom Decker (center, in front of the class). (Photo courtesy of Maurice Tomlinson)

By Maurice Tomlinson

I am a great fan of Barbados, where I lived and studied law over a decade ago. I have always considered the country to be one of the most progressive states in the region, as seen in the fact that, for a small resource-poor country, government investment in education traditionally put many other territories of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to shame.

Barbados is also the Anglophone Caribbean state with the most robust international…

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