Virgin Islands, U.S., Caribbean

The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of the main Caribbean islands of Saint Croix, Saint John and Saint Thomas, along with the much smaller but historically distinct Water Island, and many other surrounding minor islands.

Gay life: The actual word "gay," is virtually unheard. Rather, it is said a man has "sweetness." To be inflammatory, he can be called an "anti-man." The word lesbian is never used; "bulla man," is the local term, something akin to dyke. Bulla is the softer name, but has been so totally appropriated by females in general that the meaning has blurred. Relations between the LGBT community and the rest of the island population is laid back; live and let live.



Virgin Islands governor signs marriage executive order

The governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday signed an executive order that requires officials in the territory to allow same-sex couples to marry. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed the mandate less than two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled gays and lesbians have the constitutional right to marry throughout the country. The St.… Read more »

Gay U.S. Virgin Islands News & Reports

Also see: Caribbean Anti Violence Project 1 Community leaders talk about legalizing same-sex marriage 7/04 2 The Caribbean: U. S. Virgin Islands Check Travel Info 1/08 Associated Press, July 22, 2004 1 Community leaders talk about legalizing same-sex marriage as way of boosting tourism in U.S. Virgin Islands by Mat Probasco, Associated Press & Charlotte… Read more »