Grenada is making progress on LGBTI human rights

Progress on LGBTQIA rights in Grenada…


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The island of Grenada is probably best known for the 1983 US-led invasion.  However this beautiful tropical paradise — also called the “Spice Isle” for the abundant nutmeg trees, as well as the exotic feel of the country — may soon achieve a much more enviable reputation as one of the English-speaking Caribbean nations that is working assiduously to achieve full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and intersex (LGBTI) citizens.

Although gay cruises have visited Grenada, the country is one of 11 former British colonies in the region that still retains a colonially imposed ban on same-gender intimacy.  Section 431 of the island’s criminal code deems even consensual anal intercourse as “unnatural connexion” punishable with up to 10 years in prison.

This law is rarely enforced and the last reported prosecution in 2011 of a 41-year-old man for consensual sex with a 17-year-old male was terminated…

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