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ADDED ON: 05/19/2019

Cuban lawmaker: Activists ‘paid’ to organize unsanctioned LGBTI march

A Cuban lawmaker on Saturday suggested independent activists were “paid” to organize an unsanctioned LGBTI march that took place in Havana last week. “It’s not only religious groups, but also these so-called…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2019

‘I Knew I Had to Get Out to Survive’—Violence Drives LGBT Central Americans North

The desperation of daily life in Honduras is driving thousands of people to join other Central American migrants in their long march northward toward what they hope is asylum and safety in…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2019

Cuban gay rights groups hold unauthorized march in Havana

Gay-rights activists organizing on social media held an unauthorized march Saturday down eight blocks of one of Havana’s main thoroughfares before they were stopped by police. The march was the second by…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2019

Cuban government talks to LGBT group about parade

During a dialogue where Raul Castro’s daughter was present, members of the Cuban LGTBQ community were told the now-canceled gay parade would be used by foreign forces as the perfect scenario for…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2019

Cuba cancels its annual gay rights parade, ‘Conga Against Homophobia’

The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it has canceled this year's edition of a parade widely seen as a sign of progress on gay rights on the island. The state-run Center for…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2019

Jamaica: LGBTs Want Seat At National Table

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community are insisting that they be included in national campaigns that focus on the protection of the rights of the vulnerable in society.…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2019

Hopeful signs for LGBT people in the Caribbean

In the Caribbean, homophobia remains a problem, but LGBT people are seeing increased signs of public acceptance, including politicians coming out in support of their LGBT constituents. In St. Lucia, the National…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2019

Report: Eight LGBTI Nicaraguans killed during anti-government protests

A report from Nicaragua indicates eight LGBTI people have been killed during anti-government protests that began in the Central American country last April. The report notes a gay man was one of…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2019

Condoms: A controversial idea for fighting HIV in Jamaican prisons

The doubling of HIV cases in Jamaica’s prisons has resurrected the debate on formally offering condoms to curb the spread of sexually transmitted infections, with a clergyman being the loudest advocate that…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2019

Honduran transgender woman freed after a year in US detention

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 García Aguilar was freed from…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2019

Jamaica: Gay panic defense in killing of Pride icon

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 Pottinger appeared to him naked…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2019

Barbados: No jail time for violent attack on trans activist

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 Elwood Watts and ordered to…

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