Saint Martin has been a divided island since 1658, half French in the north (called Saint Martin) and half Dutch in the south (called Sint Maartin) . The whole island has a generally positive reputation of begin gay friendly. But that does not mean there is a bubbly gay scene. In neither half is there is a unified community that rallies around a gay center (there is none) or a gay Pride parade (there is none). This story is about the southern Dutch half of St Maartin.
Sydney, Australia Richard Ammon, GlobalGayz November 21, 2009 Saying good-by to this remarkably intelligent city is tinged with sadness for me. For a gay person to live or visit, it doesn’t get much better than here. The LGBT community is vitally alive in virtually every fabric of daily life, from the highest reaches of government
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