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.
News & Reports:
- Virgin Islands governor signs marriage executive order, 2015/Jul/10
- Gay U.S. Virgin Islands News & Reports, 2009/Jan/01