Central America and Caribbean

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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…

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Added on: 07/24/2020
07/23/2020
An overhaul of Haiti’s penal code that punishes marriage officiants who refuse to perform same-sex weddings is provoking outcry among religious leaders in the socially conservative Caribbean…

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Added on: 07/23/2020
07/22/2020
Early in his budding career as a professional swimmer, Olympic hopeful Michael Gunning faced a regular putdown in the pool from snide schoolmates: “Black people don’t swim.”…

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Added on: 07/23/2020
07/22/2020
Barbados, one of the smallest but most-visited Caribbean islands, recently announced it would allow foreigners to live and work remotely on its shores for 12 months in…

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Added on: 07/23/2020
Members of Guatemala’s Congress should act swiftly to block the attempt by a number of lawmakers to remove the ombudsperson, Jordán Rodas, for supporting the rights of…

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Added on: 07/02/2020
Following the legalization of equal marriage, Costa Rica now offers same-sex couples the opportunity for joint adoption and guarantees the rights of children from homo-parental families. On…

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Added on: 07/01/2020
06/30/2020
Paris Lewinsky has been taking hormones for almost a year and is starting to grow breasts. But the transgender Jamaican’s long-held dream of physically transitioning is now…

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Added on: 06/07/2020
06/06/2020
In 2016, after a long fight from LGBT+ activists, gay sex was finally made legal in the Central American country of Belize. That change would never have…

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Added on: 06/04/2020
Costa Rica became the first Central American country to allow same-sex marriage on May 26. This is no small political feat in a country where the issue…

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Added on: 06/03/2020
06/02/2020
82 same-sex couples have joined their lives and hope that their marriages in the country will be registered very soon. This is confirmed by data provided by…

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Added on: 06/01/2020
05/31/2020
Family members are often the main perpetrators of abuse against lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people, according to a major global report published on Monday. The study…

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Added on: 05/26/2020
Costa Rica legalized same-sex marriage on Tuesday, becoming the first Central American country to do so and sparking an emotional response from rights campaigners as the first…

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Added on: 05/22/2020
05/22/2020
It started with headaches then came nausea and diarrhea. Within two weeks, gay Ugandan barber Eric had became so weak without his HIV medication he could not…

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Added on: 05/14/2020
05/13/2020
Lawmakers and government officials in Costa Rica on Wednesday chided fellow politicians trying to delay a landmark gay marriage ruling from taking effect, an effort which ended…

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Added on: 04/23/2020
04/22/2020
The trend started on April 1 in Panama, when President Laurentino Cortizo announced that men and women can only leave their homes on different days in an…

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Added on: 04/19/2020
04/18/2020
In a strong initiative to combat COVID-19, some of the Latin American nations have taken a step to promote social distancing, and that is to separate men…

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Added on: 04/09/2020
04/08/2020
Guatemala’s first openly gay and HIV-positive congressman has warned indigenous people are being erased from the country’s coronavirus prevention campaign. Aldo Dávila accused Guatemala’s health department of…

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Added on: 04/07/2020
As news reports with dire predictions about Covid-19 began to multiply exponentially, I quickly realized that the inevitable physical distancing required and resulting social isolation was not…

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Added on: 04/04/2020
When Panama announced it would implement a gender-based quarantine schedule in response to COVID-19, transgender activists were alarmed. And with reason: on April 1, police detained a…

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Added on: 03/17/2020
03/16/2020
The government of Bermuda is trying to ban same-sex marriage for the third time, as it has been banned and then legalised on the island twice already….

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Added on: 03/14/2020
03/13/2020
Years of legal battles around same-sex marriage in Bermuda will come to a head 5,548kms away in London on 7 and 8 December this year. And the…

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Added on: 03/07/2020
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) advocates in Barbados are working closely with their counterparts in Trinidad and Tobago to prove that changes to the country’s “discriminatory”…

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Added on: 02/18/2020
02/17/2020
Earlier this month, more than 30 businesses came out in support of extending marriage to same-sex couples in Costa Rica – from major multinationals such as Microsoft…

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Added on: 02/11/2020
02/10/2020
Sitting in a jet streaming toward Guatemala, watching the landscape shift below, Pablo replayed the scenes that had led to this moment. He recalled the day he…