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Central America and Caribbean

LGBTI Rights in Central America and Caribbean


ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

Cayman’s LGBTQIA+ allies ‘let the sun set on hate’

Cayman Islanders gathered in a show of solidarity with the LGBTQ community on Sunday at Seven Mile Public Beach. More than 100 residents arrived, dressed in bright colours, to reject anti-LGBTQ hate…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2020

Belize Gets Cold Feet, Withdraws Equal Opportunity Bill

It seems all the blowback gave the government cold feet. In a late evening press release the Government of Belize confirmed that the Equal Opportunity bill will not be tabled. Their statement…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2020

Barbados Government proposes civil unions and hints it will make gay sex legal

Barbados has hinted it will make homosexuality legal and proposed civil unions so no citizen faces discrimination because of who they love. The announcements came in a formal speech for the State…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

Barbados to recognise same sex unions

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC)— The Barbados government has signalled its intention to recognise same sex relationships. Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, addressing the opening of a new term of the Barbados Parliament, said…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2020

Christian group threatens to hang gay people ‘in a loving way’ in leaked WhatsApp messages

The LGBT+ community in the Cayman Islands is on high alert after leaked messages revealed a Christian group threatening to “hang one or two” gay people. The “disturbing and dangerous” messages, first…

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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: 09/05/2020

Civil partnerships now legal in the Cayman Islands

Governor Martyn Roper assented to what is now called the Civil Partnership Law on Friday, paving the way for same-sex couples in the Cayman Islands to register their relationships and enter into…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2020

A London court has set a date to finally decide on same-sex marriage in Bermuda

The final fate of same-sex marriage in Bermuda will be decided by a court in London – which has now set a date for the hearing. The Privy Council is the final…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2020

Transgender Salvadoran woman who fled to Guatemala murdered

A 29-year-old transgender woman from El Salvador who fled to Guatemala was murdered on Aug. 1. The woman, who the Blade will call Jazmín in order to protect her family’s security, had…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2020

Gay El Salvador National Assembly candidate makes history

A groundbreaking El Salvador National Assembly candidate hopes to make history as the first openly gay man elected to the country’s legislative body. Erick Iván Ortiz is among the candidates that members…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2020

Cayman Islands Governor imposing DP bill, not same-sex marriage

Governor Martyn Roper will push through the Domestic Partnership Bill, which was defeated in the Legislative Assembly last week, rather than legislation giving full marriage equality for same-sex couples. Roper will be…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2020

Cayman Islands fail to pass domestic partnership, making full marriage equality more likely

The Cayman Islands have failed to pass a Domestic Partnership Bill – but that makes full marriage equality more likely. As GSN reported last week, the Domestic Partnership Bill fell a long…

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