Caribbean Countries Ranked Among Worst Places to Travel for LGBT Traveler’s

Caribbean Countries Ranked Among Worst Places to Travel for LGBT Traveler’s

Barbados ranks as 8th, St. Lucia 12th and Jamaica as 18th-worst place in the Caribbean for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) tourists to travel in 2019, according to a study published by travel blog Asher & Lyric on Tuesday (Nov. 12th).

“Instead of relying on hearsay and anecdotes from other travelers, we took a deep look at LGBTQ+ rights, country by country,” the article explained.

Asher & Lyric added that it gathered data from a variety of trusted international sources, “to create a ‘LGBTQ+ Danger Index’ that will help you find the worst (and safest) countries for LGBTQ+ travel.”

Jamaica, the third-worst Caribbean tourist destination for LGBT safety, according to travel blog Asher & Lyric (Photo: AsherFergusson.com)

Jamaica was ranked 18th with a -98 score and an ‘F’ on the danger index for LGBT safety, behind next worst Caribbean neighbours St. Lucia (12th with -110 score and ‘F’ rating) and Barbados (which ranked eighth with a -118 score and ‘F’ safety rating).

Comparatively, by the LGBT tourist safety index, Jamaica and her ranking make the island a worse place to travel over Uganda, Kenya and Pakistan.

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The Caribbean region fared poorly in the LGBT tourist safety index, with only Puerto Rico attaining a C+ safety rank, being the 125th worst place in the world, with a positive 181 score.

Nigeria gained the unfortunate distinction of being the least safe place for LBGT tourists, while Norway rests comfortably as the world’s most gay-friendly destination.

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    Thanks for sharing our research! If anyone wants to see the full study, here is the link: https://www.asherfergusson.com/lgbtq-travel-safety/

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