A law that banned same-sex acts in Antigua has been repealed by the Antigua and Barbuda High Court of Justice. The court ruled that the law infringes on rights to liberty, legal protection, freedom of expression, privacy and protection from discrimination based on sex.
This is a landmark move, that campaigners say is a victory in the fight against homophobia in the Caribbean.
Our CEO, Shai Weiss, said: "At Virgin Atlantic, everyone is welcome onboard and encouraged to be themselves.
Today’s historic decision in Antigua to repeal the harmful laws against same-sex intimacy, is an incredibly positive step for the country and its people. We now urge other Caribbean islands to follow in their footsteps, making themselves inclusive and welcoming to all.
Antigua is a beautiful destination and I look forward to welcoming more LGBTQ+ travellers onboard our aircraft, to explore the beautiful beaches and experience the culture."