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Added on: 05/21/2023
05/20/2023
King Charles III’s coronation has accelerated plans for Jamaica to become a republic, and activists say it’s time for the country to take a big step forward…

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Added on: 05/20/2023
Fabricio Chicas knows exactly what will happen. As soon as he hands in his ID, the employee on the other side of the counter will look at…

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Added on: 05/14/2023
Around 200 Cubans marched in Havana on Saturday to the rhythm of conga, a popular dance, protesting against homophobia and transphobia, and celebrating the legalisation of same-sex…

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Added on: 05/12/2023
05/11/2023
WashingtonCNN — The Supreme Court cleared the way for a transgender woman from Guatemala to appeal her deportation from the United States in federal court. The woman argues that she…

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Added on: 05/06/2023
05/05/2023
More than 700 same-sex marriages have been celebrated in Cuba since the new Family Code was approved in a referendum last year. The figure was confirmed this…

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Added on: 05/05/2023
05/04/2023
As King Charles’ coronation approaches, many Caribbean countries are considering a future without the monarchy. Charles will be anointed king during his coronation on Saturday (8 May), not…

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Added on: 04/26/2023
Margerita Afom
Alturi Contributor
The Caribbean has thirteen sovereign states, each with distinct rights and protections for the LGBTI community. However, like many nations with a history of colonization, the views…

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Added on: 02/21/2023
02/20/2023
Keiry Molina’s world turned upside down last May when a police officer arrived at her home in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador. The 46-year-old trans…

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Added on: 02/19/2023
02/17/2023
Drawing upon years of political engagement and research in Nicaragua, as well as a deep network of contacts, Karen Kampwirth’s book LGBTQ Politics in Nicaragua: Revolution, Dictatorship,…

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Added on: 12/16/2022
12/15/2022
We’re well into a new decade, but equality for LGBTQ people around the world continues to not be a given. In fact, being part of the LGBTQ…

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Added on: 12/13/2022
A top court in Barbados has struck down colonial-era laws that criminalize gay sex, becoming the third nation in the conservative Caribbean region to do so this…

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Added on: 12/12/2022
As the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE) celebrates six years of campaigning, we urge “Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All” sexual and gender-diverse individuals…

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Added on: 11/20/2022
Fabu Olmedo is so nervous about clubs and restaurants in Paraguay that before a night out she often contacts one to make sure that she’ll be let…

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Added on: 11/15/2022
11/14/2022
Cuban Pedro Rafael Delgado, a 56-year-old accountant, saw his life change dramatically just days after Cuba approved a set of laws by referendum in September that allow…

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Added on: 10/27/2022
10/26/2022
SANTA CLARA, Cuba — Serious, standing upright and dressed in long gala dresses — despite the midday Cuban heat — Lisset and Liusba quietly walk up the…

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Added on: 10/23/2022
A transgender woman activist who openly supported the LGBTQ community in Honduras has been killed by unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle on Thursday in the town of…

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Added on: 10/15/2022
10/14/2022
Adiel Gonzalez, a 32-year-old former theology student, was forced to break with his church eight years ago due to his sexuality. He became a fierce LGBTQ+ rights…

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Added on: 10/12/2022
10/11/2022
While it is safe for LGBTQ persons to live in most parts of the Caribbean, it’s not all peaches and cream. Homosexuality is still taboo. Stigma and…

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Added on: 10/03/2022
Cuba’s legalisation of same-sex marriage and “altruistic” surrogacy has revived debate half a world away in a major trading and ideological partner, China. In a national referendum…

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Added on: 09/30/2022
A constitutional challenge against laws that criminalize same-sex intimacy in the Caribbean country Dominica was to be heard today at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, acting as…

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Added on: 09/27/2022
09/26/2022
Cubans approved gay marriage and adoption overwhelmingly in a Sunday referendum backed by the government that also boosted rights for women, the national election commission said on…

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Added on: 09/26/2022
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba held a rare referendum Sunday on an unusually contentious law — a government-backed “family law” code that would allow same-sex couples to marry…

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Added on: 09/24/2022
09/23/2022
Cubans will cast ballots this Sunday on whether to approve a new ‘family code’ that would legalize gay marriage and boost women’s rights, with the government urging…

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Added on: 09/08/2022
In the last three decades, protections for LGBT people’s rights have advanced rapidly in many countries and regions. However, rising populist authoritarianism poses a significant threat to…

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Added on: 09/01/2022
08/30/2022
MIAMI, Aug 30 (Reuters) – A Caribbean regional court has ruled that a Saint Kitts and Nevis prohibition on gay sex is unconstitutional because it violates the…

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Added on: 08/31/2022
08/30/2022
A top court for nine eastern Caribbean nations and territories has ruled that sexual orientation and homosexual activity are protected under the right to privacy, invalidating colonial-era…

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Added on: 08/29/2022
I pursued ordained ministry for many reasons. By my presence, I want to say “yes, I am a person of faith, I am a lesbian, and I…

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Added on: 08/11/2022
The new family code to be voted on in September would legalize same-sex marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt. Cuba’s National Assembly on Friday approved a…

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Added on: 08/05/2022
The current Lambeth conference of global Anglican bishops has been rocked with divisions over the issue of same-sex marriage.  In contrast, the primates (heads) of the global…

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Added on: 07/23/2022
Same-sex couples will be able to adopt from now on without any prejudice since a family court and the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI) – which…