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ADDED ON: 11/10/2019

Same-sex marriage ruling overturned in Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the government, overturning Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s previous ruling that legalised same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands. At the same time,…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2019

Panamanians Protest Proposed Ban on Marriage Equality

“They are gay and they cannot enter,” said legislator Jairo “Bolota” Salazar on October 29 about a group of protesters outside the Panamanian National Assembly, as he barred them from entering the…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2019

Vulnerable LGBTQ migrants left to wait in Mexico

Migrants can still request asylum based on persecution because of their gender identity and/or their sexual orientation. Pedro Luis Perez arrived at the northern Mexico border in early 2019 looking for safety…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2019

Eastern Caribbean LGBT organisation launches five-country legal challenge to anti-gay laws

The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE), today announced the launch of five legal challenges to the remnants of draconian laws of our colonial past. The claims, all expected to…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2019

ICE ALLEGEDLY DETAINING LGBT ASYLUM SEEKER IN DEFIANCE OF COURT RULING

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have allegedly been detaining an LGBT asylum seeker in defiance of a federal judge's ruling. Darwin Garcia Portillo and his partner Oscar Juarez Hernandez came to…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2019

Rainbow Caribbean site focuses on LGBTQ rights

Caribbean LGBTQ rights activists announce Rainbow Caribbean, a Facebook page devoted to news articles, videos, features and commentaries about Caribbean LGBTQ people’s struggle for respect and recognition of their human rights. Organizations…

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ADDED ON: 10/23/2019

Christian Council plans showdown with Bahamas Pride

The Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) will mount a series of events opposing the Bahamas Pride celebrations slated for October 2020. BCC President Bishop Delton Fernander said yesterday the church must stand up…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2019

The migrant caravans: Finally feeling safe, she longs for her wife and son

Marveny Suchite lives with her American immigration sponsor in a bungalow here on a tree-lined street. A neighbor’s yard sign reads: “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor.”…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2019

Gay Jamaican asylum seekers find new life in US with LGBT task force

Maurice Newman was thriving in Jamaica, fulfilling his dreams. He was teaching the fifth grade and also traveling for the government, training fellow teachers. He was building his life, living in the…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2019

Parties wade through pretrial issues in St Vincent buggery law case

The next hearing in the legal challenges to the buggery laws in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is slated for November 13 as the parties continue to wade through pretrial issues.…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2019

Trans woman defies danger to champion LGBTI rights in El Salvador

Bianka Rodríguez was leaving a San Salvador shopping centre when a man with a gun came up and forced her into his car. He proceeded to drive aimlessly around the city, rattling…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2019

Cuban Police Detain LGBT Activist in Havana

Cuban police on Monday detained an independent LGBTI activist in Havana. Leandro Rodríguez García, director of the Cuban Foundation for LGBTI Rights, an independent advocacy group, told the Washington Blade in a…

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