Central America and Caribbean

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Added on: 01/09/2021
Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele agreed on December 15 to implement an Asylum Cooperative Agreement with the US government. It allows US immigration authorities to transfer non-Salvadoran asylum…

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Added on: 01/06/2021
A non-binary person from El Salvador has been granted asylum in the UK in a first-of-its-kind ruling. Arthur Britney Joestar, 29, identified as a gay man when…

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Added on: 01/05/2021
01/02/2021
While most churches in Germany, the US and other Western countries now welcome gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersexual people, that is an exception in Cuba. And…

Global News

Added on: 12/30/2020
LONDON, Dec 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Coronavirus dominated news around the world in 2020, creating particular challenges for the LGBT+ community in terms of mental health,…

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Added on: 12/30/2020
12/23/2020
A Cayman Islands couple have won the right to have their same-sex marriage recognised by the island’s immigration authorities. Developer Paul Pearson and his partner Randall Pinder,…

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Added on: 12/06/2020
When she turned 15, like so many girls in her town in Guatemala, Luna Guzmán celebrated with a quinceañera. “My friend lent me the dress because she…

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Added on: 12/04/2020
DECEMBER 1, 2020: The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has issued a scathing report declaring that Jamaica’s Offences Against the Person Act violates several of the…

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Added on: 11/24/2020
Conservative Christians in Dominica are seeking to torpedo a lawsuit that challenges the nation’s anti-sodomy law. Merely by requesting the right to enter the lawsuit, an evangelical…

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Added on: 11/19/2020
William Alejandro Martínez, a trans man from Honduras, stood up for his rights when military police officers stopped him in Comayagüela in May 2019 and asked to…

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Added on: 10/19/2020
A bill purporting to secure equality and anti-discrimination in Belize was withdrawn last month after Bishop Lawrence Nicasio and other Catholic leaders raised objections to the bill’s…

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Added on: 10/09/2020
10/08/2020
Human Rights Watch criticized Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala for failing to stop violence against LGBTQ people in a new report published on Wednesday, which also denounced…

World Voices

Added on: 10/08/2020
Iván Lopez-Justiniano
Alturi Contributor
Listen to this interview in Spanish or read the translated transcription in English. https://www.alturi.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/audio_only.m4a   How did you get involved in activism? I started doing activism work…

Global News

Added on: 10/07/2020
This is an important day for same-sex couples. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will, for the first time, hold a public hearing on the question of…

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Added on: 10/07/2020
10/06/2020
Both LGBT+ campaigners and religious fundamentalists are protesting as courts debate the future of same-sex marriage in Panama. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which theoretically has…

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Added on: 10/02/2020
“The bill proposal to make a marriage between two people of the same sex possible cannot count on sufficient support in parliament,” says Member of Parliament for…

World Voices

Added on: 10/01/2020
Ari Weinstein
Alturi Contributor
How did you become involved in LGBTI activism? I started my advocacy journey in HIV/AIDS work when I was about 14 years old. I went to a…

Global News

Added on: 09/29/2020
09/29/2020
Cayman’s LGBTQIA+ residents and allies gathered at Central Terrace Saturday evening in support of the newest organisation to join the community cause and to celebrate the expansion…

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Added on: 09/21/2020
09/21/2020
A BBC journalist asked the prime minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, if people should be “allowed” to be gay – and she did not hold back. Mottley…

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Added on: 09/21/2020
09/21/2020
Cayman Islanders gathered in a show of solidarity with the LGBTQ community on Sunday at Seven Mile Public Beach. More than 100 residents arrived, dressed in bright…

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Added on: 09/18/2020
09/16/2020
It seems all the blowback gave the government cold feet. In a late evening press release the Government of Belize confirmed that the Equal Opportunity bill will…

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Added on: 09/17/2020
09/16/2020
Barbados has hinted it will make homosexuality legal and proposed civil unions so no citizen faces discrimination because of who they love. The announcements came in a…

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Added on: 09/15/2020
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC)— The Barbados government has signalled its intention to recognise same sex relationships. Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, addressing the opening of a new term…

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Added on: 09/12/2020
09/11/2020
The LGBT+ community in the Cayman Islands is on high alert after leaked messages revealed a Christian group threatening to “hang one or two” gay people. The…

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Added on: 09/05/2020
09/04/2020
The Kay Trans Haiti center located in the capital, Port-au-Prince, is funded by a Spanish healthcare company and the United Nations Development Program and provides lodging and…

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Added on: 09/05/2020
Governor Martyn Roper assented to what is now called the Civil Partnership Law on Friday, paving the way for same-sex couples in the Cayman Islands to register…

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Added on: 08/22/2020
08/21/2020
The final fate of same-sex marriage in Bermuda will be decided by a court in London – which has now set a date for the hearing. The…

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Added on: 08/07/2020
Governor Martyn Roper will push through the Domestic Partnership Bill, which was defeated in the Legislative Assembly last week, rather than legislation giving full marriage equality for…

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Added on: 08/01/2020
07/31/2020
The Cayman Islands have failed to pass a Domestic Partnership Bill – but that makes full marriage equality more likely. As GSN reported last week, the Domestic…

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Added on: 07/31/2020
07/30/2020
A court in El Salvador has sentenced three police officers to 20-year prison sentences for the murder of a transgender woman, the nation’s first convictions in a…

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Added on: 07/27/2020
07/27/2020
Several thousand members of Protestant churches demonstrated Sunday in Port-au-Prince against the country’s new criminal code, which they consider “immoral” because it penalizes discrimination based on sexual…