DISCRIMINATION IS A way of life for Barbadians with a different sexual orientation, says their spokesperson Donnya D. Piggott.
And a recent study on discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) done here supports her argument. It found more than 60 cases in the past five years of unreported instances of discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Piggott, director of Barbados Gays, Lesbians and All-sexuals against Discrimination (B-GLAD), made the charge in her presentation Barbados-GLAD: An Assessment Of Human Rights In Barbados Germane To LGBT Citizens, at a Generation Change conference in Trinidad over the weekend.
She explained the study was done in an effort to rectify the numerous unreported and undocumented cases of stigma and discrimination. This occurs, she added, because the police tend not to take such cases seriously.