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ADDED ON: 10/19/2020

Belize’s far-reaching gender bill runs aground. Critics warn of international ‘gender ideology’ pressure.

A bill purporting to secure equality and anti-discrimination in Belize was withdrawn last month after Bishop Lawrence Nicasio and other Catholic leaders raised objections to the bill’s treatment of sexual orientation and…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2020

Cubans share their coming out stories

National Coming Out Day, as it is called in the U.S., is celebrated on Oct. 11 as an event that promotes the visibility of LGBTI+ people and calls attention to silence; one…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2020

Rights group denounces Central America anti-LGBTQ violence

Human Rights Watch criticized Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala for failing to stop violence against LGBTQ people in a new report published on Wednesday, which also denounced the United States for denying…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2020

Gay Man Provides Help to LGBT Asylum Seekers in Mexico

A gay man from Guatemala who has asked for asylum in the U.S. runs a project that helps LGBT asylum seekers in a Mexican border city. Estuardo Cifuentes arrived in Matamoros, which…

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Dennis Castillo Fuentes – IRCA Casabierta, Costa Rica

Dennis Castillo Fuentes is the director of El Instituto sobre Migración y Refugio LGBTIQ para Centroamérica (IRCA Casabierta), the first and only nonprofit in Costa Rica that works with LGBTIQ refugees and…

ADDED ON: 10/07/2020

Panama Should Uphold the Rights of Same-Sex Couples

This is an important day for same-sex couples. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will, for the first time, hold a public hearing on the question of marriage equality in Panama. This…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2020

Courts finally move on with same-sex marriage cases in Panama

Both LGBT+ campaigners and religious fundamentalists are protesting as courts debate the future of same-sex marriage in Panama. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which theoretically has power over Panama, has already…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2020

Insufficient support to legalize gay marriage in Curaçao

“The bill proposal to make a marriage between two people of the same sex possible cannot count on sufficient support in parliament,” says Member of Parliament for coalition partner MAN, Giselle Mc…

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Derricia Castillo-Salazar – Our Circle, Belize

Derricia Castillo-Salazar is a retired captain of the Belize Defense Force whose extensive advocacy around HIV/AIDS policies grew into a platform for LGBTI activism. She co-founded and currently heads Our Circle Belize,…

ADDED ON: 09/29/2020

Journalist who condemned anti-LGBTQ violence, corruption in Honduras murdered

A journalist in Honduras who publicly condemned anti-LGBTQ violence has been killed. CNN en Español reported two men on a motorbike shot Luis Almendares three times in Comayagua, a city that is…

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ADDED ON: 09/29/2020

Cayman LGBTQ Foundation: ‘It’s time to live and let live’

Cayman’s LGBTQIA+ residents and allies gathered at Central Terrace Saturday evening in support of the newest organisation to join the community cause and to celebrate the expansion of same-sex partnership rights. More…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

BBC journalist had the gall to ask Barbados’ prime minister if people should be ‘allowed’ to be gay. She didn’t hold back

A BBC journalist asked the prime minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, if people should be “allowed” to be gay – and she did not hold back. Mottley appeared on BBC News to…

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