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Boycott the Caribbean?

It might not be a bad idea. Human rights groups call it “the most homophobic place on Earth.”

Though familiar to Americans primarily as a laid-back beach destination, Jamaica is hardly idyllic. The country has the world’s highest murder rate. And its rampant violence against gays and lesbians has prompted human-rights groups to confer another ugly distinction: the most homophobic place on earth.

Jamaica may be the worst offender, but much of the rest of the Caribbean also has a long history of intense homophobia. Islands like Barbados still criminalize homosexuality, and some seem to be following Jamaica’s more violent example.

The Most Homophobic Place on Earth? | Time.com

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Written by Jeff

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 2:54 pm

Posted in Human Rights

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