New Book Examines Gay Rights in the Caribbean
Jan 21st, 2013
Injecting religious rhetoric into a culture steeped in unbridled machismo is tantamount to adding fuel to an already waging fire. In sociological terms, a poisonous and intolerant scenario has bedeviled the gay and lesbian community in the Caribbean.
That some island turfs are notorious for gay bashing, verbally and physically, is no secret. The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association has... read_more
Saba Island Becoming Caribbean Marriage Equality Mecca
Dec 14th, 2012
Saba, a tiny island in the Dutch Caribbean, is becoming a travel destination for same-sex couples looking to get married in paradise.
The island is under Netherlands rule, like Bonaire and St. Eustatius. The Netherlands legalized same-sex marriage in 2001 and is now pushing its islands to do the same; Saba is the only Dutch island to allow such unions. Saba... read_more
First Same Sex Wedding Held in Ex Netherlands Antilles
Dec 8th, 2012
A gay couple has reportedly become the first to have a same-sex marriage in the Dutch Caribbean this week.
Cedeno Xiomar Gonzalez, 26, and Israel Ernesto Ruiz Pinto, 27, tied the knot on the tiny volcanic island of Saba - an overseas nation of the Netherlands.
Officiator Julietta Woods presided over the wedding, and noted there will need to be some protocol... read_more