Dear: Cash in gay tourismDarcy Dear, the president of the United Gays and Lesbians Association of Barbados. (FP)
By Anesta Henry | Fri, November 04, 2011 - 12:09 AM
As controversy rages over Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron’s push for reform of homosexuality laws, the Barbados Government is being urged to cash in on the gay tourism market.
While welcoming Cameron’s stance yesterday, Darcy Dear, the president and founder of the United Gays and Lesbians Association of Barbados (UGLAB), said it was time this island took an interest in gay tourism which he said was growing worldwide.
In an exclusive interview with the WEEKEND NATION, Dear also revealed that Barbados hosted more than 400 gays travelling on a cruise ship on Wednesday and some showed an interest in investing in the island.
“Look at gay tourism the same way you can look at sex tourism and all the other tourisms. And always remember, most gay people have what they call liquid cash,” Dear said.
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