Jamaica and Alternative Lifestyles
Posted 28 July 2008 - 10:15 AM
In putting together my wedding website, I was checking out some travel sites for more "practical information" and found that it could be somewhat dangerous for individuals with an alternative lifestyle to be themselves in Jamaica. Apparently, homosexuality is illegal there, and threats and actions of violence are not even frowned upon by the police!
So, my fiancee has a cousin who is legally married to another man (it is legal in MA), and they will definitely be coming to the wedding events. In fact, they have been very supportive of our plans. So, I am not sure what to say to them, if anything, about this new information. We will be staying in private villas on the south coast, so it is not like we will be in the middle of Montego Bay, Ochos Rios or Negril.
Has anyone had to handle a similar situation, and if so, what did you do?
Posted 28 July 2008 - 10:20 AM
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:39 PM
If your LGBT friends and relatives do go, I'd make sure they know about what's going on there so they can minimize their exposure to potential danger.
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:47 PM
If they choose to go, make sure that they are aware.
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:08 PM
I would just let them know ahead of time but not in a manner to deter them from being how they are. I love my friends and wouldn't want them to be any other way but I would definitely let them know ahead of time so they do not feel uncomfortable while on vacation in Jamaica.
In addition, I think you will be ok since you are going with a big group of people for the wedding.
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