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Countries relying heavily on travel and tourism are getting creative in order to survive the pandemic. With opportunities like online tours, nature excursions and travel discounts, Barbados, is in a league of its own. The country has planned a unique way to kick-start its tourism based economy by allowing foreigners to live and work remotely on its shores for up to 12 months. Although this made for very enthusiastic headlines, the LGBTQ+ community had some unanswered questions. Barbados has been known for its archaic laws and attitudes surrounding homosexuality, but the situation got real when queer couples began filling out their applications. The online form for the Welcome Stamp visa defined spouses as only being a mixed-sex partnership, which obviously excluded same-sex couples. The prime minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, quickly went on to address this issue and clear up any hesitations, saying that “as long as I am prime minister of this nation, we welcome all and every one” and to compliment that sentiment, the country put forward a bill to outlaw discrimiantion on the basis of age, race, color, gender and sexual orientation. Would you feel comfortable moving to Barbados to live and work for a year? Have you been to Barbados? If so share a picture and yoru thoughts with us using the #GayTravelToday and #Sagitravel hashtags.
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