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NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Have you experienced transphobia from your healthcare provider?
Yes, I have trouble finding a doctor (0 %) Yes, but I was able to find other healthcare (0 %) No (0 %)

The NETHERLANDS ANTILLES country survey is populated by LGBTI groups who have acted as liaisons with ILGA to identify issues affecting the LGBTI community.

Organizations were asked to discuss 4 broad subjects: the law, the mood (the social climate), the LGBTI movement as well as what would be, according to them, the most pressing campaign in their country.

Please write to countryreport@ilga.org if you have comments regarding this page.

MOVEMENT
How structured and active is the LGBTI movement in your country?
How structured and active is the LGBTI movement in your country?
On the Island of Curacao Fundashon Orguyo Korsou (FOKO) or the Curacao Pride Foundation is well organized, operates a local LGBTI Advocacy, Education and Counseling Center called 'The Pink House', and is very active in the media, schools, the workplace and other area's advocating for equal rights.
FOKO also runs the Communication Center of the regional Caribbean Network CARIFLAGS, and the Dutch Kingdom's Federation for LGBTI Rights, Orange Pride, which also consists of Aruban Pride, Sint Maarten Pride and the organization of LGBTI Caribbean Islanders living in the Netherlands: DC Pride.
How many groups operate?
FOKO, Sint Maarten Pride, and Orange Pride on the islands Saba, St Eustatius and Bonaire...
How long have they existed?
FOKO exists since 1995
How do they interact with the LGBTI community?
FOKO is recognized as the main advocate for LGBTI Rights in the Dutch Caribbean
How do they interact with other civil movements?
FOKO has good working relationships with the human rights movement and the women's rights movement, as well as some HIV Prevention organizations
How do they interact with the media?
FOKO has good relationships and access to all media except a few controlled by fundamentalist religious churches
How do they interact with the government?
FOKO has a good working relationship with the health ministry on HIV Prevention issues
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