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ADDED ON: 05/25/2022

Jamaica man sentenced to half-decade behind bars for threatening to shoot transgender woman on his street: DA.

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 last fall, according to Queens…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2022

Our Circle Belize Makes Strides Against LGBTQ Discrimination

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 geared at bringing to the…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2022

Homophobic lies go viral on Twitter in Haiti

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 high-profile lawyer detailing a false…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2022

Honduras government admits responsibility for transgender woman’s murder.

The government of Honduras on Monday publicly acknowledged it is responsible for the 2009 murder of a transgender activist. Vicky Hernández was a trans activist and sex worker with HIV who worked…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2022

Gay man who livestreamed anti-government protest in Cuba released from prison

A gay man who received a 6-year prison sentence for live-streaming an anti-government protest in Cuba has been released. Tremenda Nota, the Washington Blade’s media partner in Cuba, and sources on the…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2022

Denmark, Honduras join U.N. LGBTI Core Group

Denmark and Honduras have joined a group of U.N. countries that have pledged to support to LGBTQ rights. “Denmark is deeply honored to officially enter into the LGBTI Core Group,” tweeted Denmark’s Permanent Mission…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2022

Cubans split over more liberal family code as referendum nears

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 and a recent survey suggest…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2022

When Communism was Queer.

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 ministry unfurled an enormous rainbow…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2022

Transgender immigrants who fled Latin America still face uncertainty in the US

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 her new apartment. Her dream…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2022

Guatemala lawmakers scrap same-sex marriage ban bill

GUATEMALA CITY — Lawmakers in Guatemala on Tuesday tabled a bill that would have formally banned marriage for same-sex couples and defined a family as a man and a woman who are…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2022

“Life and Family” Bill is a Smokescreen for Corruption in Guatemala.

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, and transgender (LGBT) people. President…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2022

UK court blocks gay marriage for Cayman Islands, Bermuda.

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 Kingdom's Privy Council, which serves…

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