Central America and Caribbean

Global News

Added on: 04/21/2019
04/19/2019
A Honduran transgender woman who was detained in a US immigration facility for seven months despite being granted asylum has been released after a legal challenge. Nicole…

Global News

Added on: 04/20/2019
The man who killed fashion designer Dexter Pottinger had his murder charge reduced to manslaughter after he told Jamaican authorities that he stabbed Pottinger 25 times after…

Global News

Added on: 04/15/2019
Brandon Coward, who attacked Barbadian trans woman Alexa Hoffmann with a meat cleaver on February 18, 2018, was today convicted in the Oistins Magistrates Court by Magistrate…

Global News

Added on: 04/13/2019
04/13/2019
Folade Mutota, executive director for the Women’s Institute for Alternative Development today said taunting about sex and gender was the most prevalent form of sexual harassment reported…

Global News

Added on: 04/06/2019
04/05/2019
Michael was in Cuba last May for Idahot, and he’d arrived on a mission: With literally hundreds of rainbow trinkets in tow — rainbow and trans flags,…

Global News

Added on: 03/31/2019
The Cayman Islands has legalised same-sex marriage after a judge ruled prohibitions on such relationships was unconstitutional. The decision marked a personal victory – and the end…

Global News

Added on: 03/14/2019
In the Caribbean, anti-gay slurs are less acceptable than they used to be. A star West Indies cricketer learned that the hard way last month. Umpires imposed…

Global News

Added on: 02/26/2019
02/22/2019
Last year, the British governor of Bermuda – the most populous territory – allowed legislation denying LGBT+ people the right to marry in favour of domestic partnerships. British…

Global News

Added on: 02/11/2019
Moments before paramedics rushed Roxsana Hernandez out of an ICE jail in New Mexico, Charlotte consoled her dying friend. They’d known each other only a few months,…

Global News

Added on: 02/04/2019
Our Circle, an LGBT advocacy group based in Belize is launching new projects aimed at strengthening ties within the local LGBT community. The organization has launched their…

Global News

Added on: 01/28/2019
01/26/2019
A long and tender kiss between two women in downtown Panama on Friday was a quiet but symbolic message from the LGBT community to the visiting Pope…

Global News

Added on: 01/23/2019
01/21/2019
A lesbian couple in Costa Rica is being sued by the state for their 2015 marriage. According to the lawsuit, their crime is ‘falsedad ideológica en perjuicio de la familia’ (ideological falsehood…

Global News

Added on: 01/23/2019
01/22/2019
Describing itself as Jamaica’s oldest LGBT group, the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexual and Gays (J-Flag) has established a crowdfunding page as it seeks funds to rebuild its…

Global News

Added on: 01/21/2019
“I feel vin­di­cat­ed.” That was the re­ac­tion of Dil­lian John­son in an emailed re­sponse mo­ments af­ter he was told that he had been grant­ed hu­man­i­tar­i­an pro­tec­tion by…

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Added on: 01/21/2019
More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social…

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Added on: 01/21/2019
Hugo Castro rubs his temples before joining the sea of evening rush-hour traffic that snakes all the way from San Diego to the Mexican border. The beat-up…

Global News

Added on: 01/09/2019
Four months after fleeing their home in El Salvador, the six members of the Meneses family arrived in Nogales, Sonora on Dec. 25 with documents ready to…

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Added on: 01/05/2019
01/05/2019
On the night of December 30, 2018, a fire “of yet unknown origin” leveled the Kingston offices of the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays, which goes by its…

Global News

Added on: 01/02/2019
12/31/2018
The fire department is now probing the cause of a blaze that destroyed the headquarters of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lobby group, J-FLAG. The department…

Global News

Added on: 12/29/2018
12/28/2018
TWO LGBTQI activists yesterday agreed with Canadian government’s crime advisory warning Canadians to consider the risks of traveling to The Bahamas because homosexuality is not widely accepted….

Global News

Added on: 12/24/2018
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) community has called on Jamaican dancehall recording artist Buju Banton, fresh from serving a prison sentence, to publicly denounce one…

Global News

Added on: 12/23/2018
12/23/2018
Cuban lawmakers have unanimously passed a revised draft of a new constitution after a reference to marriage equality was removed. The draft had initially contained a statement…

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Added on: 12/22/2018
12/21/2018
Costa Rica’s President Carlos Alvarado on Friday signed a number of decrees and norms granting various rights to the LGBT community. These measures will allow same-sex couples…

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Added on: 12/20/2018
The government of Bermuda has asked a British territories appellate court to overturn a ruling against a law that rescinded marriage rights for same-sex couples. The appeal…

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Added on: 12/19/2018
Growing up in Jamaica’s Montego Bay, Glenroy enjoyed an idyllic childhood – until his family discovered he was gay. They physically attacked him and threw him out…

Global News

Added on: 12/07/2018
12/06/2018
Early one late summer morning, more than 200 people gathered under the lush canopy of Hope Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica, for a breakfast party. It was all a far…

World Voices

Added on: 12/05/2018
Alturi
Press Release
Funds raised via Destination Equality will go directly to the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities (CVC), a non-profit organization that supports the LGBT community across the Caribbean. Funds will…

Global News

Added on: 12/02/2018
11/30/2018
LGBT asylum seekers traveling from Central American countries to the U.S. may have to “prove” their status in order to claim asylum in the U.S., said a…

Global News

Added on: 12/01/2018
11/30/2018
Attorneys for transgender members of the caravan are rushing to find people willing to house them in the United States while their asylum cases play out in…

Global News

Added on: 11/25/2018
On the evening of Tuesday, November 20, 2018, I held the first candlelight vigil in Barbados for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming lives lost to transphobic and gender-based…