Gay people are not abused in Barbados says Attorney General

first_imgGays in Barbados Barbados’ Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite has moved to dispel a notion that homosexuals and lesbians were being targeted for abuse across the island.Speaking during a courtesy call with Canadian High Commissioner Marie Legault at his Wildey, St Michael office, Brathwaite maintained that although buggery was still illegal in Barbados, this did not impact two consenting adults.He pointed out that Barbados remained one of the Caribbean islands where gay persons could exist without fearing for their lives and  stressed that citizens have always been aware and very “tolerant” of same-sex relations within the society.However, Brathwaite noted that he did not expect to see a “Caribbean consensus” on same-sex relations any time soon, given the wide-ranging viewpoints of each island nation.While acknowledging that Canada “thrives on diversity”, High Commissioner Legault stated that she hoped Barbados would eventually come to a place where it was “different from the rest of the Caribbeanlast_img read more