PREV PROJECT
NEXT PROJECT

BARBADOS
Where love is illegal.

2015


An island that has everything we wanted: amazing beaches, local culture, exotic animals, outdoor activities and many more. We rented a house by the ocean, it seemed like everything was going to be perfect, like a dream. A week later, allout.org published an article about how being gay is still illegal in Barbados stating that people can go to jail if they show love to a same sex human being. I couldn't believe it, I didn't want to spend my vacation in a country that has a law that discriminates. I picked the wrong place where I couldn't be myself, where I couldn't even give a hug to my loved one. I didn't want to spend my money there, but it was too late. We took our wedding rings off, we went, and we chose a funny expression "Jamón York" to express our affection towards each other in order to avoid any suspicions. Honestly, we had a great time. Barbados is amazing and its nature is stunning. People are very kind, they easily speak to you and they respect you if you don't show who you really are. We didn't have a single problem. In the end, we were tourists and discreet, but we were scared about simply being humans.

BARBADOS
Donde amar es delito.

2015


Una isla que tiene todo lo que queríamos: playas maravillosas, cultura propia, animales exóticos, actividades deportivas… Reservamos una casa de ensueño, justo enfrente del océano. Parecía que todo iba a ser perfecto. Una semana después, allout.org, publicó una noticia sobre la ilegalidad de ser gay en Barbados. Te encarcelan por el simple hecho de hacer un gesto cariñoso a tu pareja. No me lo podía creer, no quería ir a un país donde existe una ley discriminatoria. Había elegido la isla incorrecta para pasar mis vacaciones, un lugar donde no podía ser yo mismo, donde no podía ni siquiera darle una abrazo a la persona que amo. No quería gastar mi dinero allí, pero ya era demasiado tarde. Así que, nos quitamos los anillos de casados, nos fuimos, y utilizamos una palabra clave con un toque de humor “Jamón York” para camuflar nuestros momentos de ternura y no levantar sospecha alguna. Honestamente, lo pasamos en grande. Barbados es increíble y su naturaleza es maravillosa. La gente es muy amable, te hablan con facilidad, y te respetan si no muestras quién eres realmente. No tuvimos ningún problema, al fin y al cabo éramos turistas y discretos, pero estábamos asustados por el simple hecho de ser humanos.