Bajans more tolerant of gays
MORE THAN 15 PER CENT of Barbadians still express hatred towards homosexuals.
But a majority of the country is still either tolerant or accepting of homosexuals, with the numbers that could genuinely be described as “homophobic” amounting to approximately 17 per cent of the population, a recent study has shown.
The 2013/14 study was conducted by the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES), headed by political scientist Peter Wickham, and was facilitated through a research grant provided by Barbados’ HIV/AIDS Commission to look at local attitudes towards homosexuals.
In addition, the study shows Barbadians are adamantly opposed to violence against homosexuals because of their sexual preference. (BA)
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