A Welcome Mat for Gays?

Gay groups urge a "buycott" of Caribbean countries who are unfriendly to homosexual tourists

Gay and lesbian tourists accounted for more than 10% of the $88 billion Americans spent abroad last year. Yet they feel most unwelcome closest to home—in the Caribbean, which, despite its relaxed image in TV ads, has been rife with homophobic acts, like the stabbing last year of a gay activist in Jamaica. The Cayman Islands has turned away gay cruises in recent years, and travel agents often remind gay couples to avoid public affection or face fines and harassment on islands like Barbados, where homosexuality is outlawed. In March passengers on a gay cruise from Miami were barred from disembarking...

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