Central America and Caribbean

LGBTI Rights in Central America and Caribbean


ADDED ON: 04/19/2020

Gender Distancing: Some Latin American Countries Taking Radical Steps

In a strong initiative to combat COVID-19, some of the Latin American nations have taken a step to promote social distancing, and that is to separate men and women. However, the Colombian…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2020

Gay congressman in Guatemala says indigenous people erased from coronavirus prevention campaign

Guatemala’s first openly gay and HIV-positive congressman has warned indigenous people are being erased from the country’s coronavirus prevention campaign. Aldo Dávila accused Guatemala’s health department of putting indigenous communities at risk…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2020

‘Social distancing’ is how LGBT people have always had to live

As news reports with dire predictions about Covid-19 began to multiply exponentially, I quickly realized that the inevitable physical distancing required and resulting social isolation was not as big a deal for…

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ADDED ON: 04/04/2020

Panama’s Gender-Based Quarantine Ensnares Trans Woman

When Panama announced it would implement a gender-based quarantine schedule in response to COVID-19, transgender activists were alarmed. And with reason: on April 1, police detained a transgender woman alleging that she…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2020

Coronavirus Leaves Migrants along Mexico-U.S. Border even More Vulnerable

Jaime Antonio Marin Rocha and his mother, Yolanda Rocha, run Jardín de las Mariposas, a shelter for LGBT migrants in the Mexican border city of Tijuana. Marin told the Washington Blade on…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2020

The government of Bermuda is trying to ban same-sex marriage for the third time

The government of Bermuda is trying to ban same-sex marriage for the third time, as it has been banned and then legalised on the island twice already. Although equal marriage was legalised…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2020

A British court ruling may change laws for LGBT+ people around the world

Years of legal battles around same-sex marriage in Bermuda will come to a head 5,548kms away in London on 7 and 8 December this year. And the result may help make same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2020

Barbados: Regional approach to decriminalising homosexuality

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) advocates in Barbados are working closely with their counterparts in Trinidad and Tobago to prove that changes to the country’s “discriminatory” laws could result in real…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2020

Extending marriage to same-sex couples is good for the Costa Rican economy

Earlier this month, more than 30 businesses came out in support of extending marriage to same-sex couples in Costa Rica – from major multinationals such as Microsoft and Coca-Cola to well-regarded local…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2020

Two Gay Immigrants Left Everything For Safety In The US. Instead, They Were Sent To Guatemala.

Sitting in a jet streaming toward Guatemala, watching the landscape shift below, Pablo replayed the scenes that had led to this moment. He recalled the day he fled his home in El…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2020

Guatemalan Actor Enrique Salanic Blocked From Entering US to Promote LGBT Film ‘José’

Guatemalan actor Enrique Salanic has been blocked from entering the United States ahead of the U.S. premiere of his award-winning movie “José,” in which he stars. The film premieres in New York…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2020

Homosexual and trans migrants ask for help from the LGBT community in Mexico

Central American homosexuals and trans who travel in the migrant caravan this Monday ask for the attention and help of the Mexican LGBT community because of the risk they face and the…

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