Central America and Caribbean

LGBTI Rights in Central America and Caribbean


ADDED ON: 01/23/2019

Costa Rican lesbian couple faces hearing for ‘detriment of the family’

A lesbian couple in Costa Rica is being sued by the state for their 2015 marriage. According to the lawsuit, their crime is ‘falsedad ideológica en perjuicio de la familia’ (ideological falsehood to the detriment of the…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2019

Jamaican LGBTI Group Crowdfunding to Rebuild Rainbow House

Describing itself as Jamaica’s oldest LGBT group, the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexual and Gays (J-Flag) has established a crowdfunding page as it seeks funds to rebuild its office building known as ‘Rainbow…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

Dillian gets humanitarian protection

“I feel vin­di­cat­ed.” That was the re­ac­tion of Dil­lian John­son in an emailed re­sponse mo­ments af­ter he was told that he had been grant­ed hu­man­i­tar­i­an pro­tec­tion by the Unit­ed King­dom Home Of­fice…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

Court Decisions on LGBT Rights Echo ‘A Wild Wish’

More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social progress. In A Vindication of the…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

The ‘angels’ helping migrants at US-Mexico border

Hugo Castro rubs his temples before joining the sea of evening rush-hour traffic that snakes all the way from San Diego to the Mexican border. The beat-up Jeep Cherokee he drives has…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2019

Removal of marriage from new Cuba constitution divides LGBTI community

The LGBTI+ community remains divided after the National Assembly modified the marriage amendment in the draft of the new constitution. Part of it defends the yes vote and supports the official campaign,…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2019

New asylum policy has big ramifications for Nogales, Sonora

Four months after fleeing their home in El Salvador, the six members of the Meneses family arrived in Nogales, Sonora on Dec. 25 with documents ready to ask for asylum in the…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2019

After a fire destroys Jamaica’s LGBT headquarters, 2019 deemed ‘year of rebuilding’

On the night of December 30, 2018, a fire “of yet unknown origin” leveled the Kingston offices of the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays, which goes by its acronym, J-FLAG. The organisation, which…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2019

J-FLAG’s Headquarters Destroyed By Fire

The fire department is now probing the cause of a blaze that destroyed the headquarters of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lobby group, J-FLAG. The department said it received a call…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2018

Activists Agree With Canada Warning To Lgbtqi Community

TWO LGBTQI activists yesterday agreed with Canadian government’s crime advisory warning Canadians to consider the risks of traveling to The Bahamas because homosexuality is not widely accepted. Alexus D’Marco, a lesbian, gay,…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2018

Barbados LGBT community calls on Buju Banton to publicly denounce ‘Boom Bye Bye’

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) community has called on Jamaican dancehall recording artist Buju Banton, fresh from serving a prison sentence, to publicly denounce one of his most popular songs…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2018

Cuban draft constitution passes without reference to marriage equality

Cuban lawmakers have unanimously passed a revised draft of a new constitution after a reference to marriage equality was removed. The draft had initially contained a statement in Article 68 that marriage…

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