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ADDED ON: 01/09/2023

Haitian community is more tolerant, but homophobic violence continues

Despite progress in promoting tolerance, two unpunished homophobic beatings of LGBTI people marred 2022 in the southern Haitian community of Les Cayes, say LGBTI activist Jean-Mardy Ketler and Camélia, a transgender woman,…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2023

The 2022 top LGBTQ Stories from Latin America and the Caribbean

Although it was not a busy year, it was a productive one for promoting LGBTQ rights in Latin America and the Caribbean. A number of important achievements in the fight for LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2022

All the countries where homosexuality is illegal

We're well into a new decade, but equality for LGBTQ people around the world continues to not be a given. In fact, being part of the LGBTQ community can often mean a…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2022

Barbados’ top court repeals laws that criminalize gay sex

A top court in Barbados has struck down colonial-era laws that criminalize gay sex, becoming the third nation in the conservative Caribbean region to do so this year. The ruling issued Monday…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2022

ECADE calls for dignity & justice for LGBTQ+ Caribbean People

As the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE) celebrates six years of campaigning, we urge “Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All” sexual and gender-diverse individuals throughout the region. In two…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2022

Court orders Aruba, Curaçao to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples

A court on Tuesday ruled Aruba and Curaçao must allow same-sex couples to marry. The Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba that has…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2022

Mothers of LGBTQ children join forces in Latin America

Fabu Olmedo is so nervous about clubs and restaurants in Paraguay that before a night out she often contacts one to make sure that she’ll be let in and won’t be attacked…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2022

Cuba welcomes gay rights as progressive family code takes hold

Cuban Pedro Rafael Delgado, a 56-year-old accountant, saw his life change dramatically just days after Cuba approved a set of laws by referendum in September that allow gay marriage. For more than…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2022

Gay couples in Cuba marry under new law

SANTA CLARA, Cuba — Serious, standing upright and dressed in long gala dresses — despite the midday Cuban heat — Lisset and Liusba quietly walk up the ten steps of the notary…

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ADDED ON: 10/23/2022

Gunmen kill transgender woman activist in Honduras for supporting LGBTQ

A transgender woman activist who openly supported the LGBTQ community in Honduras has been killed by unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle on Thursday in the town of Morocelí, in the eastern province…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2022

Transgender woman deported from U.S. murdered in Honduras

A transgender woman who the U.S. deported to Honduras earlier this year has been murdered. Reportar sin Miedo, the Washington Blade’s media partner in Honduras, reported a group of “hooded subjects” shot Melissa Núñez…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2022

Gay Cuban couple’s long wait to tie the knot

Adiel Gonzalez, a 32-year-old former theology student, was forced to break with his church eight years ago due to his sexuality. He became a fierce LGBTQ+ rights campaigner and on Thursday, was…

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