Caribbean survey finds complex web of sexual identity among gays and bisexuals

Published: October 29, 2014

Caribbean 360
Original Article:

A study of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, has found that there “is a complex web of sexual identity expressed and experienced by men across the Caribbean”.

The study -The Caribbean Men’s Internet Survey (CARIMIS) – was done by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) Caribbean Regional Support Team in collaboration with Sigma Research of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It was partly supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The data was collected during the period November 2011 to June 2012 and targeted men who were 18 or older, lived in the Caribbean and were either attracted to men, had sex with men, or thought they might do so in the future.

The sample comprised 3,567 men living in 33 Dutch, English, French and Spanish-speaking Caribbean countries and territories. Almost half of CARIMIS respondents (47 per cent) were university graduates, while 50 per cent attained secondary or post-secondary education.

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