Central America and Caribbean

LGBTI Rights in Central America and Caribbean


ADDED ON: 06/27/2022

‘Today we can be ourselves’: LGBTI cry out for rights in Panama

Panama City, Jun 25 (EFE).- Holding hands, Aurielis and Ivon arrived Saturday smiling at one of the concentration points in Panama City to participate in a Pride march. “Today we can be ourselves,…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2022

Bermuda moves to recognise its last same-sex marriages

Legislation was tabled in Bermuda’s House of Assembly today to recognise same-sex marriages that were carried until March 14, 2022, to be recognised. Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs, Walter Roban,…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2022

LGBTQ lawmakers in Latin America pledge to end conversion therapy in region

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Openly LGBTQ lawmakers from across Latin America who gathered in Argentina’s capital last week agreed to work together to ban so-called conversion therapy in the region. The second meeting…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2022

Jamaica man sentenced to half-decade behind bars for threatening to shoot transgender woman on his street: DA.

Jamaica resident Quame Truitt was sentenced to five years in prison Monday after pleading guilty earlier this month to threatening a transgender woman with an illegal firearm last fall, according to Queens…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2022

Our Circle Belize Makes Strides Against LGBTQ Discrimination

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is being celebrated today, May 17. This year’s theme is “Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights.” The theme is geared at bringing to the…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2022

Homophobic lies go viral on Twitter in Haiti

Haitian human rights group Héritage pour la Protection des Droits Humains (Heritage for the Protection of Human Rights) has issued a statement condemning a tweet by a high-profile lawyer detailing a false…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2022

Honduras government admits responsibility for transgender woman’s murder.

The government of Honduras on Monday publicly acknowledged it is responsible for the 2009 murder of a transgender activist. Vicky Hernández was a trans activist and sex worker with HIV who worked…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2022

Gay man who livestreamed anti-government protest in Cuba released from prison

A gay man who received a 6-year prison sentence for live-streaming an anti-government protest in Cuba has been released. Tremenda Nota, the Washington Blade’s media partner in Cuba, and sources on the…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2022

Denmark, Honduras join U.N. LGBTI Core Group

Denmark and Honduras have joined a group of U.N. countries that have pledged to support to LGBTQ rights. “Denmark is deeply honored to officially enter into the LGBTI Core Group,” tweeted Denmark’s Permanent Mission…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2022

Cubans split over more liberal family code as referendum nears

Cuba's communist government is seeking to rally support for a new family code that would open the door to gay marriage and boost women's rights, but experts and a recent survey suggest…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2022

When Communism was Queer.

Cuba is considering a new family code that could allow marriage equality for the first time in the communist nation. In the last year, the Cuban health ministry unfurled an enormous rainbow…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2022

Transgender immigrants who fled Latin America still face uncertainty in the US

Paloma Vazquez envisioned a new start in Houston. After immigrating from Honduras to escape transphobic violence just six months prior, the 29-year-old was ready to move into her new apartment. Her dream…

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