Central America and Caribbean

LGBT Rights in Central America and Caribbean


ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

Barbados: LGBT Activists to Fight Buggery Laws at IACHR

Three LGBT activists from Barbados will petition against Barbados' buggery laws at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Barbados' “onerous” laws criminalizing intimacy between consenting partners of the same sex are being challenged…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

“Love Wins (Again)!”

Statement for Release - Today, the Supreme Court of Bermuda agreed to overturn the nation’s same-sex marriage ban and decided in favor of OUTBermuda and its co-litigants. Speaking for the successful Applicants,…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2018

Transgender Honduran Woman’s Death in US ‘ice box’ Detention Prompts Outcry

A transgender Honduran woman died in Ice custody last Friday after coming to the US as part of a caravan of Central American migrants, including several dozen other transgender women fleeing persecution in…

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ADDED ON: 05/30/2018

Barbados Elects Pro-LGBTI Female Prime Minister

Barbados last week elected its first female prime minister, who is also pro-LGBT, in a landslide victory. Mia Mottley will lead the Caribbean island country, and her party, the Barbados Labour Party,…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2018

With a Boost from Rihanna, Barbados Rejects Homophobia

Barbados elected its first female prime minister on Thursday as the opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) took all the seats in parliament. The BLP’s platform calls for a referendum on LGBT issues.…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2018

What Now? About to Start Medical Residency, Honduran TPS Holder Faces Uncertainty

This week Carol’s Montes walked on stage with her parents by her side at the University of California, Davis Medical School’s graduation. The young woman with the unique first name had become…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2018

Cuba’s New Leader Brings Hope for Gay Rights

Gay rights in Cuba have come a long way since the early years of the Communist revolution, when countless people were marginalized or forced to flee because of their sexual orientation. Now,…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2018

Cubans Show LGBTQ Pride with Flags and Dancing in Havana Parade

Salsa music blasted through the streets of Havana's Vedado neighborhood on Saturday as hundreds of people danced and waved rainbow flags during a march to mark the 11th annual Cuban Campaign against…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

Will Trinidad & Tobago Ditch Anti-Gay Laws this Summer?

Laws in Trinidad and Tobago may soon decriminalize gay sex following a court ruling on April 13 of this year. Judge Devindra Rampersad said sections of the Sexual Offences Act, which prohibited…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2018

Barbados Pride is Taking on the Harshest Anti-gay Law in the West

Why do we need Barbados Pride? Well, walking down the street is a traumatic experience for many LGBTI Barbadians. At first glance, Barbadian LGBTI people appear to have relatively safe, full lives. People…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2018

Bermuda’s Gay Marriage Reversal Sparks Fears Others May Follow

Bermudian Joe Gibbons and his Canadian partner were ecstatic last year when the wealthy Atlantic island legalized same-sex marriage after a long struggle for gay equality - but their joy only lasted…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2018

Bermuda Faces Fresh Lawsuit After Re-Banning Same-Sex Marriage

Earlier this month, Bermuda became the first country to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage. The island nation and North Atlantic British Overseas Territory’s Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage last year with a…

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