Central America and Caribbean

LGBTI Rights in Central America and Caribbean


ADDED ON: 11/17/2018

LGBT Migrants Fled Persecution Back Home. Then They Fled the Caravan

For most of the people traveling as part of a thousand-person migrant caravan in the hope of reaching safety at the U.S. border, the group represents their best chance to escape persecution, violence and…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2018

Costa Rica Lawmakers Ordered to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

The Costa Rica Supreme Court on Wednesday formally released its ruling that says lawmakers have 18 months to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. “Acts of open discrimination, whether they are expressed…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2018

LGBT Migrants Leave Caravan over ‘Discrimination,’ Reach California Border

LGBT members of a caravan of Central American migrants heading toward the U.S. border appear to have reached the California border after leaving the main group behind over alleged discrimination from other…

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ADDED ON: 11/12/2018

Closing Arguments in Same-Sex Marriage Appeal

Same-sex marriage gives gay couples a “stamp of approval” not provided by domestic partnerships, a lawyer argued yesterday. Mark Pettingill, who argued against a government appeal to reverse a Supreme Court decision…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2018

LGBT Group Wants its Turn to Meet with Government

With the government of Saint Lucia recently meeting with the Cannabis Movement, a group representing lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people on the island is hoping that it also will be…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2018

Gay Man Defends Rights of LGBT Migrants

Many Central American migrants making their way to the United States border are attempting to escape an array the multitude of ills scourging their home countries, including discrimination against LGBT people “I’m…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

A Humanitarian Exodus

The Central American migrant caravan traveling to the US border highlights the failures of American migration and foreign policy, and dwindling options for refugees to seek safety. We should welcome them with…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2018

In Rare Cuban Campaign, Churches Are Advocating Against Same-Sex Marriage

Cuban evangelical churches are collecting signatures to petition against a proposed constitutional amendment that would open the door to gay marriage, as part of an unusually strong nongovernmental political campaign for the Communist-run island.…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2018

Inter-American Human Rights Body to Examine Jamaica’s ‘homophobic’ Laws

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has accepted the admissibility of a case challenging Jamaica's anti-buggery laws. The Human Dignity Trust (HDT) in a release today welcoming the decision, said the…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2018

International Religious Leader Urge Repeal of Caribbean Anti-LGBTI Laws

Religious leaders from five nations have called on governments across the Caribbean to repeal their anti-gay laws. In an open letter to Caribbean governments, Christian clergy from Canada, the United States, the…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2018

The Escalating Violence Against LGBT People in Honduras

In the village of Guasculile, north of Honduras’ capital city of Tegucigalpa, a man was found dead — he was strangled. Less than a year before his death, in 2011, the same…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2018

Gay Sex Laws in Trinidad and Tobago Change, but Not Struck Down

The High Court in Trinidad and Tobago has issued a final ruling on the country’s Sexual Offences Act, which criminalized gay sex between consenting adults. High Court judge Devindra Rampersad first ruled…

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