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Is Jamaica safe for female gays and lesbians?

by Anonymous

QUESTION:.

Im wondering is it safe for lesbians in any part of Jamaica? Me and my girlfriend wanted to visit Mandeville, she has a friend that lives there.

My question is would there be a problem if we kissed and hugged in public. What about gay marriages? For woman can they get married to one another in Jamaica.

ANSWER: by Wellesley Gayle May 06, 2010

Hi Anonymous,

I have been waiting for a question like this for a while, thanks.

As it is now, Jamaica is still very homophobic. In my opinion, we are becoming more accommodating but we definitely not where you would like us to be.

And while the public is a bit more 'forgiving' to females (lesbians) than males, I would certainly not advise you to kiss in public.

That said, there are probably thousands of lesbians here, I've personally met a few, but the Jamaican public will never readily recognize them.

As far as I know gays can have a marriage service in Jamaica - we have some recent cases- but the marriage will not be legally recognized by the state.

I welcome additional comments from my other site visitors on this subject.

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Oct 29, 2010
Homosexuals Visiting Jamaica
by: Karen

Women are safe just as long as you do not act yourself. You are better off going to the south side like Black River, Treasure Beach. Where it is private and no one cares as long as the green is flowing.

Oct 22, 2010
Lesbians in Jamaica
by: Anonymous

Hi,
I would definitely advise you not to be affectionate in public in Jamaica.Contrary to what homophobic Jamaicans would like to hear , Jamaica has a huge gay and lesbian community.

These folks have parties nearly on a weekly basis and all kinds of social gatherings,BUT all done in private. You would need to know someone here who could introduce you to some of those groups.

All in all it's hard to vacation somewhere where you cannot feel free to be yourself.

Hope you enjoy your stay in Jamaica.

Jul 04, 2010
I don't think so!
by: Anonymous

I remember growing up in Jamaica, and hear say man a sleep with man. In the area where I grew up the guys in the community would tie them up and beat them. The women and children would throw water on them as well as rock stone. The police didn't bother because back then they didn't care.

May 07, 2010
Homosexuals Visiting Jamaica
by: Karen

Jamaica will never be safe for homosexuals. Unless something catastrophic and it will not matter. They are too brain washed to not be open minded. They are sexually repressed as a people
while the majority of them are bible humping/thumping ignorant hypocrites.

Part of my business plan is to corner the homosexual market and create safe haven to relax w/o worry.

You an your partner can enjoy Jamaica but only where you pay out the nose not to be bothered. To actually express your feelings for your significant other openly is inviting death.

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