Barbados

LGBT Rights in Barbados


ADDED ON: 11/25/2018

Barbados: A brush with death, a vigil for trans murder victims

On the evening of Tuesday, November 20, 2018, I held the first candlelight vigil in Barbados for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming lives lost to transphobic and gender-based violence globally during the period…

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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: 09/14/2018

Regional Teamwork Needed to Push Gay Agenda Forward

Executive Director of the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (JFLAG), Jaevion Nelson, has called on LGBT communities throughout the region to adopt a unified approach to advancing the gay agenda. Nelson delivered a lecture at…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2018

Caribbean Countries Hold First-Ever Pride Parades

Activists in Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados this month held their countries’ first-ever Pride parades. Hundreds of people took part in a Pride parade in the Trinidadian capital of Port of Spain on…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2018

Barbados: Religious Criticism not Deterring LGBT Pride Parade

Religious leaders can huff and puff until they are blue in the face, the local LGBT community will not be deterred by their criticism. This was the view expressed by Barbados Pride…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2018

Barbados: Church Decries LGBT Agenda

The local church is ready to fight against any attempt to make homosexual preferences a human right in Barbados. Yesterday, ahead of a Gay Pride March scheduled to take place next Sunday,…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2018

Thousands Celebrate Pride Day Across Latin America, Caribbean

Thousands of members of the LGBT community marched to celebrate International LGBT Pride Day Saturday with participants in several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean taking to the streets to demand…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2018

Anti-Gay Laws ‘Damage Human Rights and Health of all Barbadians’

The harsh anti-buggery laws of Barbados contribute to homophobic stigma that discourages LGBT people from getting health care and has helped boost their HIV infection rate to 10 times that of the…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

Barbados: LGBT Activists to Fight Buggery Laws at IACHR

Three LGBT activists from Barbados will petition against Barbados' buggery laws at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Barbados' “onerous” laws criminalizing intimacy between consenting partners of the same sex are being challenged…

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ADDED ON: 05/30/2018

Barbados Elects Pro-LGBTI Female Prime Minister

Barbados last week elected its first female prime minister, who is also pro-LGBT, in a landslide victory. Mia Mottley will lead the Caribbean island country, and her party, the Barbados Labour Party,…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2018

With a Boost from Rihanna, Barbados Rejects Homophobia

Barbados elected its first female prime minister on Thursday as the opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) took all the seats in parliament. The BLP’s platform calls for a referendum on LGBT issues.…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2018

Barbados Pride is Taking on the Harshest Anti-gay Law in the West

Why do we need Barbados Pride? Well, walking down the street is a traumatic experience for many LGBTI Barbadians. At first glance, Barbadian LGBTI people appear to have relatively safe, full lives. People…

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