Central America and Caribbean

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Added on: 07/16/2022
A controversial bill tabled in the UK to legalise same-sex marriage in overseas territories including TCI has evoked a mixed response across the region. Insiders say the…

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Added on: 07/10/2022
A bill has been introduced in the House of Lords to legalise same-sex marriages in British Overseas Territories where they’re currently banned. Gay rights pioneer Lord Michael…

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Added on: 07/08/2022
By Kadeem Joseph – Kadeem.joseph@antiguaobserver.com. With debate continuing on a recent ruling by the courts that deemed Antigua and Barbuda’s decades-old anti-buggery laws unconstitutional, the government said the country…

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Added on: 07/08/2022
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Geneva, July 7, 2022— UNAIDS applauds the ruling of the Antigua and Barbuda High Court of Justice that effectively decriminalises consensual same-sex sexual activity by holding that sections 12 and 15 of the…

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Added on: 07/07/2022
07/07/2022
A Caribbean court has ruled a colonial-era law in Antigua and Barbuda that criminalizes gay sex is unconstitutional in a landmark win for campaigners. The Eastern Caribbean…

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Added on: 06/27/2022
Panama City, Jun 25 (EFE).- Holding hands, Aurielis and Ivon arrived Saturday smiling at one of the concentration points in Panama City to participate in a Pride…

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Added on: 06/19/2022
6/18/22
Legislation was tabled in Bermuda’s House of Assembly today to recognise same-sex marriages that were carried until March 14, 2022, to be recognised. Deputy Premier and Minister…

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Added on: 05/25/2022
05/24/2022
Jamaica resident Quame Truitt was sentenced to five years in prison Monday after pleading guilty earlier this month to threatening a transgender woman with an illegal firearm…

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Added on: 05/20/2022
05/17/2022
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is being celebrated today, May 17. This year’s theme is “Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights.” The theme is…

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Added on: 05/13/2022
Haitian human rights group Héritage pour la Protection des Droits Humains (Heritage for the Protection of Human Rights) has issued a statement condemning a tweet by a…

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Added on: 04/01/2022
03/31/2022
Cuba’s communist government is seeking to rally support for a new family code that would open the door to gay marriage and boost women’s rights, but experts…

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Added on: 03/23/2022
Cuba is considering a new family code that could allow marriage equality for the first time in the communist nation. In the last year, the Cuban health…

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Added on: 03/20/2022
3/19/22
Paloma Vazquez envisioned a new start in Houston. After immigrating from Honduras to escape transphobic violence just six months prior, the 29-year-old was ready to move into…

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Added on: 03/16/2022
On International Women’s Day, March 8, the Guatemalan Congress passed an extraordinarily regressive “Life and Family” bill that undermines the rights of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual,…

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Added on: 03/15/2022
03/14/2022
Activists supporting same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda received a heavy blow Monday following a ruling by a top appeals court in London. The United…

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Added on: 03/10/2022
03/09/2022
GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan lawmakers have increased prison sentences for women who have abortions, bucking a recent trend in Latin America toward expanding access to the procedures….

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Added on: 02/22/2022
02/21/2022
A transgender woman in Haiti has said she does not want to die in a man’s body, and hopes to leave her native country to fulfill her…

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Added on: 02/19/2022
Activist Jowelle De Souza made history on Tuesday as the first transgender person to be appointed a senator.De Souza was appointed a temporary Opposition senator in place…

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Added on: 02/14/2022
02/13/2022
As members of the press arrived for a government-organised tour of a luxury hotel on the Cuban beach resort of Cayo Guillermo, they were greeted by a…

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Added on: 02/08/2022
An 1864 British colonially imposed law makes acts of intimacy between men illegal, and my partner and I could be imprisoned for up to ten years at…

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Added on: 02/06/2022
Three LGBT+ people have been murdered on the same day in Honduras in a spate of violence indicative of the horrific circumstances for queer folk in the…

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Added on: 01/25/2022
A group of lawmakers in Guatemala has advanced a bill that would stigmatize transgender people and curtail children’s and adolescents’ rights to education, information, and health, Human…

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Added on: 01/22/2022
Jasmyne Cannick, the journalist who brought national attention to the killings committed by Ed Buck in West Hollywood, is releasing a new podcast series exploring the many…

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Added on: 01/14/2022
(New York) – Latin America is facing some of its gravest human rights challenges in decades, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2022. “Latin America…

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Added on: 12/30/2021
Seven out of ten people in the LGBITQ+ community consider the lack of family support as the main problem they face, according to the National Survey on Sexual Diversity (ENDS) conducted,…

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Added on: 12/24/2021
12/21/2021
In response to an openDemocracy investigation into anti-gay ‘conversion therapy’ in Costa Rica, the country’s professional association of psychologists – the Colegio de Profesionales en Psicología de…

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Added on: 12/15/2021
12/14/2021
In November, Barbados removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and welcomed in president Sandra Mason in a historic ceremony which broke the nation’s ties…

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Added on: 11/27/2021
Jamaica’s minister of health and wellness told a recent public forum organized by the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper that LGBT Jamaicans should not face discrimination in accessing mental…

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Added on: 09/19/2021
9/17/21
Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele said on Friday a raft of constitutional reforms the government will send soon to Congress will not contain decriminalization of abortion, legalization of…

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Added on: 09/17/2021
09/16/2021
The draft of a new family code for Cuba released Wednesday proposes allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as giving children greater participation in…