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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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ADDED ON: 09/17/2019

Jamaica tops Caribbean countries for human rights violation, Guyana comes second

Jamaica has recorded the most incidents of human rights violation when compared to its Caribbean neighbours. According to the regional civil society-led human rights reporting mechanism, the Shared Incident Database (SID), of…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Local Groups Help LGBT Victims of Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas

Local LGBT and LGBT-friendly organizations are joining forces to get much-needed funds and supplies to LGBT Bahamians whose lives were upended after Hurricane Dorian. Thousands of residents of Grand Bahama and the…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2019

HIV/AIDS meeting: Reduce bias to reduce infection

In order to create greater inter-regional collaboration to end HIV/AIDS by 2030, people must set aside their biases, stigmas and phobias to create an inclusive environment that is free from discrimination. This…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2019

GayTravel.com Supports Disaster Relief Efforts for LGBT Bahamians

GayTravel.com, a trusted resource for LGBT travelers for over two decades, is leading the way by encouraging concerned travelers to participate in an online donation effort focused on LGBT Bahamians who are…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2019

Appeal to stop gay marriage opens in Cayman Islands

A lawyer representing a lesbian couple whose court victory legalized same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands five months ago said a government appeal against the ruling, which opened on Wednesday, sought to…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2019

An Exploration of LGBTQ Jamaican Identity—and Lots of Food

A giant wall of Chinese takeout boxes was the background to an array of smiling, brown, queer faces — their hands darting to and from trays of tropical fruit and perfectly encrusted…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2019

Weekend of Celebration for LGBT Community in Saint Lucia

This weekend is a big one for the LGBTQI community in Saint Lucia. Starting Saturday, August 24, 2019, the group will host a knowledge and health fair in the William Peter Boulevard,…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2019

How American Evangelicals Helped Stop Same-Sex Marriage in Cuba

Earlier this year, Cuban psychologist Dachelys Valdés Moreno and her American-born wife, Hope, welcomed their baby boy into the world. Although they live in Havana, they opted to give birth—as well as,…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2019

Lawsuits in Four Caribbean Countries Challenge Colonial-era Sodomy Laws

LGBTI people in four Caribbean countries over the last year have filed lawsuits against their nations’ colonial-era sodomy laws. Javin Johnson and Sean Macleish on July 26 filed a lawsuit against two…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2019

LGBTQ asylum seekers persecuted at home and in U.S. custody

With more than 800,000 migrants currently applying for asylum in the U.S., a growing number of immigrants rights groups are calling attention to the plight of LGBTQ people, many of whom are…

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