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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…

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Added on: 08/03/2021
07/31/2021
The first Gay Pride Parade was held in the Cayman Islands Saturday, when hundreds of people, many clad in rainbow colours, marched along West Bay Road. At…

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Added on: 07/23/2021
On April 1, 2020, the government of Panama introduced a gender-based lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This meant that women and men were only allowed…

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Added on: 07/10/2021
7/9/21
Recently, the hashtags #DontCometoDR and #DRisnotgayfriendly began to trend on social media. The trend was in response to a new penal code that the Dominican Republic‘s government…

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Added on: 07/01/2021
06/30/2021
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Businessman Richard Branson on Wednesday urged Caribbean countries to be more LGBT-friendly as a report said anti-gay laws cost the region’s 12…

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Added on: 06/27/2021
Unidentified assailants killed two transgender women and one gay man in Guatemala in separate attacks within the span of one week, including Andrea González, the leader of…

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Added on: 06/19/2021
6/17/21
An international court is examining whether the Honduran government was complicit in the killing of Vicky Hernández, a 26-year-old trans woman fatally shot on the night of…

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Added on: 06/17/2021
06/15/2021
In Guatemala, frustration and grief swept the nation after two beloved and tireless trans activists were killed in two separate attacks just days apart. Andrea González, a…

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Added on: 05/19/2021
Cuba draped its health ministry with a giant rainbow flag on Monday to mark International Day against Homophobia, in a key year for LGBT+ rights as the…

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Added on: 05/16/2021
5/15/21
MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We’re going to stick with immigration for a few more minutes. The U.S.-Mexico border has been closed to most migrants during the pandemic, including…

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Added on: 05/14/2021
Alexander Champeau
Alturi Contributor
Guatemala: LGBTI Interaction with Society and State As Equaldex notes, LGBTI rights in Guatemala are, at least on paper, quite elevated. The site notes that “homosexual activity”…

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Added on: 05/03/2021
05/02/2021
International LGBT+ advocates are waiting anxiously for the verdict of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which monitors human rights in the western hemisphe. The top tribunal…

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Added on: 04/20/2021
04/20/2021
A dozen Central Americans in T-shirts that read Mujeres Luchadores — Fighting Women — marched through a small Texas town last month toward the gates of an…

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Added on: 04/15/2021
04/14/2021
Police in Trinidad and Tobago are investigating the murder of 27-year-old Guyanese-born fashion designer, Marc Anthony Singh. The youth who moved to Trinidad several years ago, was…

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Added on: 04/09/2021
04/08/2021
Kissing his partner goodbye on a normal day before heading to work changed the life of 32-year-old Estuardo Cifuentes forever. It was mid-2019 when he stepped out…

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Added on: 03/11/2021
Panama’s National Assembly passed a bill on March 3, 2021, that includes a discriminatory prohibition on adoption by same-sex couples, Human Rights Watch said today. Bill No.120,…

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Added on: 03/07/2021
Research by Jamaica’s most respected university found that religious homophobia is a major reason the country lags the rest of the western hemisphere in recognizing LGBT human…

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Added on: 02/19/2021
02/19/2021
Honduran LGBT+ advocates on Thursday mounted a legal challenge to changes made to the constitution by lawmakers that make it harder to reverse the existing ban on…

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Added on: 02/19/2021
02/19/2021
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) found in a landmark decision released Wednesday that the Jamaican government is responsible for violating the human rights of two…

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Added on: 02/18/2021
02/17/2021
KINGSTON, Feb 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Jamaica should repeal its colonial-era gay sex ban, the top rights body of the Americas said on Wednesday, in a…

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Added on: 02/10/2021
Yaisah Val, a pioneer trans activist in Haiti, describes trans advocacy and the challenges of life in the impoverished Caribbean nation. “I am Yaisah Val. My organization…

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Added on: 02/04/2021
Kataleya Nativi Baca, 29, can see the yellow grasslands of San Ysidro, California, from the crests of Tijuana’s hills. The palm trees swaying less than a mile…

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Added on: 01/30/2021
Dinah Rose QC is a human rights lawyer of great distinction. A former Barrister of the Year, she has appeared in several high profile cases, ranging from…

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Added on: 01/28/2021
01/27/2021
The media was hosted this morning for a breakfast meeting to discuss the strengthening of LGBT families in Belize. There are over one hundred and sixty LGBT…

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Added on: 01/26/2021
12/25/2021
TEGUCIGALPA, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Members of the Honduran Congress voted on Thursday to amend the constitution making it much harder to reverse existing hard-line bans on…

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Added on: 01/22/2021
(Geneva) – Saint Lucia and Saint Kitts and Nevis should decriminalize same-sex relations and adopt comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, Human…