Haiti

LGBTI Rights in Haiti


ADDED ON: 09/05/2020

Transgender people find refuge in Haitian Center

The Kay Trans Haiti center located in the capital, Port-au-Prince, is funded by a Spanish healthcare company and the United Nations Development Program and provides lodging and care for up to 10…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2020

Haitian Christians protest new law providing protections for LGBT community

Several thousand members of Protestant churches demonstrated Sunday in Port-au-Prince against the country’s new criminal code, which they consider “immoral” because it penalizes discrimination based on sexual orientation. “If a pastor doesn’t…

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ADDED ON: 07/24/2020

In Haiti, More LGBT-friendly Penal Code Prompts Outcry from Pulpit

An overhaul of Haiti’s penal code that punishes marriage officiants who refuse to perform same-sex weddings is provoking outcry among religious leaders in the socially conservative Caribbean nation. The tension is emerging…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2019

Weeks after suspicious death, Haiti gay rights activist still not buried

More than three weeks after the death of a prominent gay rights activist in Haiti under suspicious circumstances, he still has not been buried and no autopsy has been performed to find…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2019

Prominent Haitian LGBTQ activist found dead

Human rights promoters and others are grieving the passing of a Haiti gay rights activist who was discovered dead inside his home in Port-au-Prince under suspicious conditions. Charlot Jeudy was discovered dead…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2018

In Haiti, Slight Progress for LGBT Rights Seen as Victory

Yaisah Val recently came out publicly as a transgender woman on YouTube, a potentially risky move in a country like Haiti where LGBT residents face pervasive hostility in most spheres of public…

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American Jewish World Service

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is the leading Jewish organization working to end poverty and promote human rights in the developing world. Through grantmaking and advocacy, AJWS works to advance sexual health and rights, civil and political rights and the right to land, food and water for millions of people around the globe.

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Astraea Foundation

The Astraea Foundation is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTI human rights around the globe. Founded by activist women of color in the 1970s to fund a burgeoning national movement, in 1996 Astraea became the first U.S. organization to provide critically needed funding to LGBTI groups internationally. Astraea prioritizes funding for groups led by lesbian, transgender and intersex activists who are changing discriminatory laws and policies, using arts and cultural activism to inspire social change, and building inclusive movements for justice.