Antigua and Barbuda

LGBTI Rights in Antigua and Barbuda


ADDED ON: 07/08/2022

Gov’t will not ‘actively’ implement LGBT-focused legislation

By Kadeem Joseph - Kadeem.joseph@antiguaobserver.com. With debate continuing on a recent ruling by the courts that deemed Antigua and Barbuda’s decades-old anti-buggery laws unconstitutional, the government said the country will not be “actively” reshaping…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2022

UNAIDS welcomes the repeal of laws that criminalise and discriminate against LGBT people in Antigua and Barbuda

Geneva, July 7, 2022— UNAIDS applauds the ruling of the Antigua and Barbuda High Court of Justice that effectively decriminalises consensual same-sex sexual activity by holding that sections 12 and 15 of the Caribbean country’s 1995 Sexual Offences…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2022

Antigua and Barbuda overturn colonial-era law criminalising gay sex

A Caribbean court has ruled a colonial-era law in Antigua and Barbuda that criminalizes gay sex is unconstitutional in a landmark win for campaigners. The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court found that ‘the…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2020

The region which legislates who you can love

"It's mainly snide remarks due to toxic masculinity," Aziza Lake says. But homophobia in Antigua and Barbuda sometimes manifests itself in sporadic brutality too, she continues. In her rainbow-coloured shirt and hat,…

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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: 10/09/2018

International Religious Leader Urge Repeal of Caribbean Anti-LGBTI Laws

Religious leaders from five nations have called on governments across the Caribbean to repeal their anti-gay laws. In an open letter to Caribbean governments, Christian clergy from Canada, the United States, the…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2018

A Court Ruling Could Be About to Legalize Gay Sex in Eight Caribbean Countries

Gay sex could be about to be legalized in eight Caribbean countries.The potentially momentous ruling would come about through Trinidad-born LGBT rights activist Jason Jones, who is taking his country to court…

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