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Gay Guide Caribbean - Barbados
Homosexuality is illegal in Barbados. According to reports however, gays are not bothered by the police. Nonetheless, the gay scene is rather hidden from the public eye. Gay life takes place mostly on the southern coast (St. Michael, Christ Church) as well as on the west coast (St. James- Batts Rock). Cruising takes place on the beach and from cars. Especially worth mentioning is the "Thanksgiving Festival" that takes place in July and the Arts Festival in November. The majority of gays on the island are more conservative or maintain a conservative facade. So keep this in mind when approaching men on the island. But the guys are friendly especially towards visitors so you should make friends easily. There are gay parties throughout the year with changing locations. It is all very discreet and the venue can change without much notice to maintain discretion.
Cities in Caribbean - Barbados
International country code: 1 246 (no area codes)
International access code: 011
Area: 430 km² / 166 sq mi.
Currency: 1 Barbados Dollar (BDS$) = 100 Cents
Religions: 52% Protestant, 4% Roman Catholic
Climate: Tropical climate. Best during the cooler, drier months (Feb-May). The rainy season is from Jun-Oct.