Central America and Caribbean

LGBTI Rights in Central America and Caribbean


ADDED ON: 03/23/2019

Transgender Honduran activist: Migrants ‘not afraid’ of Trump policies

A transgender activist in Honduras says President Trump’s immigration policy has done little to deter migrants from her country who want to travel to the U.S. “They are not afraid of the…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2019

Caribbean cricket lesson: ‘Nothing wrong with being gay’

In the Caribbean, anti-gay slurs are less acceptable than they used to be. A star West Indies cricketer learned that the hard way last month. Umpires imposed a four-match suspension in mid-February…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2019

Two gay men run for Guatemala Congress

Two openly gay men are among the candidates who are running for seats in Guatemala’s congress. Aldo Dávila, executive director of Asociación Gente Positiva, a Guatemala City-based HIV/AIDS service organization, is a…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2019

Almost 80% of Cubans support LGBTI + rights: The figures that nobody mentioned

With inexplicable delay, a few days after the referendum of the new Constitution of Cuba, an official study was published with statistical evidence of popular support for the rights of LGBTI +…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2019

Force British territories to legalise gay marriage, report says

Last year, the British governor of Bermuda - the most populous territory - allowed legislation denying LGBT+ people the right to marry in favour of domestic partnerships. British overseas territories should be forced…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2019

Transgender woman deported from US murdered in El Salvador

A transgender woman who the U.S. deported back to her native El Salvador died earlier this month after she was attacked outside the country’s capital. Asociación Aspidh Arcoiris Trans, a Salvadoran trans…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2019

Two transgender women joined migrant caravan. Only one survived journey to San Francisco.

Moments before paramedics rushed Roxsana Hernandez out of an ICE jail in New Mexico, Charlotte consoled her dying friend. They’d known each other only a few months, but the Honduran women had…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2019

ICE confirms 45 transgender women being held at Texas detention center

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement this week confirmed to the Washington Blade that it is currently housing 45 transgender women at a privately-run detention center in Texas. Danielle Bennett on Tuesday said…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2019

El Salvador official talks presidential election, LGBTI rights, migrants

A Salvadoran government official on the eve of the country’s presidential election acknowledged there is “uncertainty” over how the results will impact efforts to advance LGBTI rights. Cruz Torres, director of sexual…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2019

LGBT Organization makes significant marks for inclusion of LGBT families in Belize

Our Circle, an LGBT advocacy group based in Belize is launching new projects aimed at strengthening ties within the local LGBT community. The organization has launched their Brown Bag Series for “Activists,…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2019

Mexico border city provides assistance to LGBTI migrants.

Nogales, Mexico — The mayor of a Mexican border city that has provided assistance to LGBTI migrants says President Trump’s continued demands for a border wall is a political “tactic.” Jesús Antonio…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2019

“We exist”, gays say in message to Pope Francis in Panama

A long and tender kiss between two women in downtown Panama on Friday was a quiet but symbolic message from the LGBT community to the visiting Pope Francis: "We exist!" Samirah Armengol…

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