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Throughout the Caribbean, LGBT people face violence and discrimination due to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Many countries maintain colonial-era laws criminalizing homosexuality that breed a permissive environment for human rights violations against LGBT people. The United States should use its long history of partnership with the region to encourage Caribbean governments to support the rights of the LGBT community. Trade and tourism are prime avenues for engagement. Human Rights First is working with local activists to build momentum for change.