Central America and Caribbean

LGBTI Rights in Central America and Caribbean


ADDED ON: 01/14/2022

Latin America: Alarming Reversal of Basic Freedoms

(New York) – Latin America is facing some of its gravest human rights challenges in decades, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2022. “Latin America is experiencing such an alarming…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2022

Prominent transgender activist murdered in Honduras.

A prominent transgender activist in Honduras was killed on Monday. Reportar sin Miedo, the Washington Blade’s media partner in Honduras, reported Thalía Rodríguez was shot in the head outside her home in…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2022

UNHCR highlights work with LGBTQ asylum seekers in Central America

Officials with the U.N. Refugee Agency in Central America and Mexico say they remain committed to helping LGBTQ asylum seekers and migrants in the region. UNHCR Guatemala Representative Besem Obenson told the…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2021

“7 Out of 10 LGBTIQ+ People in Costa Rica Consider the Lack of Family Support Their Main Problem “

Seven out of ten people in the LGBITQ+ community consider the lack of family support as the main problem they face, according to the National Survey on Sexual Diversity (ENDS) conducted, for the first time, by…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2021

Psychologists investigated for practising ‘conversion therapy’ in Costa Rica

In response to an openDemocracy investigation into anti-gay ‘conversion therapy’ in Costa Rica, the country’s professional association of psychologists – the Colegio de Profesionales en Psicología de Costa Rica (CPPCR) – announced…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2021

Barbados can ‘wipe the slate’ on LGBT+ rights as a newly-christened republic, campaigners say

In November, Barbados removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and welcomed in president Sandra Mason in a historic ceremony which broke the nation’s ties with the British monarchy. Prime…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2021

Gay man elected to Honduran congress

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — An openly gay man in Honduras made history on Sunday when he won a seat in the country’s Congress. Grajeda will serve alongside Congresswoman-elect Silvia Ayala of…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2021

Jamaican health minister calls for an end to anti-LGBT discrimination

Jamaica’s minister of health and wellness told a recent public forum organized by the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper that LGBT Jamaicans should not face discrimination in accessing mental health services. The newspaper reported.…

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ADDED ON: 11/18/2021

LGBT Youth Find Refuge at Church-run Shelter in El Salvador

(WB) LGBT youth in El Salvador frequently face violence in their families and communities, and this abuse often happens with impunity. Many of these community members have either fled their homes or have…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2021

Cuban activist prevented from leaving home ahead of planned protests

Cuban authorities have prevented an LGBTQ activist from leaving his home ahead of anti-government protests that are scheduled to take place across the country on Monday. Alianza Afro-Cubana, a group that advocates…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2021

Jamaican health minister publicly expresses support for LGBTQ community

Jamaican Health and Wellness Minister Christopher Tufton last week said people who access his country’s mental health care system should not experience discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. “Mental…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2021

Salvadoran president rules out allowing abortion, same-sex marriage

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele said on Friday a raft of constitutional reforms the government will send soon to Congress will not contain decriminalization of abortion, legalization of same-sex marriage or steps to…

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