Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Cayman Arrest

The beautiful Cayman Islands are under scrutiny after a gay USA tourist was detained by Police after complaints were received that he had kissed his partner. I considered applying for a job out in the Cayman Islands a few years ago but once I looked into it the thought of having to hide my sexuality ruled out a move there. It continues to surprise me that incidents like this cause a surprise to the tourists who visit. Any brief googling will tell you that this amazing collection of islands has like many Caribbean islands, a very Conservative approach to a range of social issues and certainly has a homophobic under-current. Given that tourism accounts for 70-75% of the annual GDP of the Cayman Islands people who really want to see a change in attitudes there should simply stay away.

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