Central America and Caribbean

LGBTI Rights in Central America and Caribbean


ADDED ON: 03/18/2022

Guatemala lawmakers scrap same-sex marriage ban bill

GUATEMALA CITY — Lawmakers in Guatemala on Tuesday tabled a bill that would have formally banned marriage for same-sex couples and defined a family as a man and a woman who are…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2022

“Life and Family” Bill is a Smokescreen for Corruption in Guatemala.

On International Women’s Day, March 8, the Guatemalan Congress passed an extraordinarily regressive “Life and Family” bill that undermines the rights of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. President…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2022

UK court blocks gay marriage for Cayman Islands, Bermuda.

Activists supporting same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda received a heavy blow Monday following a ruling by a top appeals court in London. The United Kingdom's Privy Council, which serves…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2022

Guatemala lawmakers pass bill to ban marriage equality

Lawmakers in Guatemala on Tuesday approved a bill that would formally ban same-sex marriage and define a family as a man and a woman who are raising children together. The Guatemalan Congress…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2022

Guatemala increases abortion penalty, bans same-sex marriage

GUATEMALA CITY -- Guatemalan lawmakers have increased prison sentences for women who have abortions, bucking a recent trend in Latin America toward expanding access to the procedures. As some of Latin America’s…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2022

First Person : I don’t want to die in the body of a man.

A transgender woman in Haiti has said she does not want to die in a man's body, and hopes to leave her native country to fulfill her dream of transitioning from being…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2022

First transgender senator in Trinidad

Activist Jowelle De Souza made history on Tuesday as the first transgender person to be appointed a senator.De Souza was appointed a temporary Opposition senator in place of Jayanti Lutchmedial, who was…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2022

Cuba’s first gay hotel reopens as human rights deteriorate

As members of the press arrived for a government-organised tour of a luxury hotel on the Cuban beach resort of Cayo Guillermo, they were greeted by a dance troupe in fishnet tights…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2022

Jamaica: Tiny victory in 7-year quest to make a kiss legal

An 1864 British colonially imposed law makes acts of intimacy between men illegal, and my partner and I could be imprisoned for up to ten years at hard labour. Even worse, since…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2022

Three queer people violently killed in Honduras on the same day

Three LGBT+ people have been murdered on the same day in Honduras in a spate of violence indicative of the horrific circumstances for queer folk in the country. On Wednesday, 2 February,…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2022

Guatemala: Anti-Trans Bill Threatens Rights.

A group of lawmakers in Guatemala has advanced a bill that would stigmatize transgender people and curtail children’s and adolescents’ rights to education, information, and health, Human Rights Watch said today. Congress…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2022

We Can No Longer Ignore the Murders of LGBTQ+ People in Jamaica

Jasmyne Cannick, the journalist who brought national attention to the killings committed by Ed Buck in West Hollywood, is releasing a new podcast series exploring the many human rights abuses taking place…

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