In many Caribbean island-nations and territories, LGBT (gay) life can consist of a rosy romantic cruise or a languid lounge on a picturesque beach topped with a gay party in the evening. But not for all, especially native born LGBT citizens whose families descend from indigenous Caribbean cultures such as Taino, Arawak, Caquetio (and a dozen others) as well as Spanish and African cultures where homosexuality is not usually a welcome trait. There is wide variety of gay people in the Caribbean but the widest separation is between northern American and European white tourists and the local-born ‘natives’ of these islands. We are everywhere and we are everywhere very diverse.
Saint Barthélemy is an overseas collectivity of France. St. Martin is located to the northwest, Saba is down to the southwest, and to the south is St. Eustatius and St. Kitts, and finally to the southeast is the island of Barbuda. Saint Barthélemy is part of the French West Indies. French laws apply here that govern homosexuality, including gay marriage since 2013. Read more about the country.
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