The Bahamas saw it’s first ever gay pride event cancelled early with only 11 attendees (all foreigners) due to death threats according to the Nassau Guardian.
Victor Rollins, one of the organizers of the event, received death threats on his Facebook page after posting pictures promoting the event with featuring gay pride flags along with Bahamian flags on a beach yesterday.
Rollins said the backlash came quickly starting Thursday after organizers issued a press release in support of the event, which was held at Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort.
He said local talk shows were a particular source of vitriol, with many claiming God would judge The Bahamas for allowing a gay pride event to take place and some people wishing harm on those involved and members of the LGBT more generally.
He said that no one from the Bahamian LGBT who said they would come to the event and even those who were to be honored at the event showed up.
LGBT discrimination is extremely common in the Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean.