How do your country's general lax attitudes towards crime and imprisonment interact with its extreme homophobia? I know a lot of the caribbean still has sodomy laws.
It does, but the sodomy laws aren’t the main danger to LGBT people. They tend to only get enforced if you’re caught fucking in a public place, which is also illegal when straights do it. Their existence isn’t inherently threatening, so much as a signal that enough people agree with punishing homosexuality that there are laws about it.
No, the danger to LGBT people in [Redacted] is that it’s OK to punch people that everyone agrees are bad enough to deserve punching.