Central America and Caribbean

LGBTI Rights in Central America and Caribbean


ADDED ON: 09/17/2018

Cuban President Backs Legalizing Same-sex Marriage

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said he supports a constitutional change to legalize same-sex marriage. The Cuban leader made the remarks to Venezuela-based Telesur Sunday. "The approach of recognizing marriage between two people,…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2018

Regional Teamwork Needed to Push Gay Agenda Forward

Executive Director of the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (JFLAG), Jaevion Nelson, has called on LGBT communities throughout the region to adopt a unified approach to advancing the gay agenda. Nelson delivered a lecture at…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2018

Catholic Church in Cuba Opposes Gay Marriage

Cuba's Catholic Church is calling on Cubans to reject a plan to legalize gay marriage. Under the country's proposed new constitution, marriage would be defined as between "two people" rather than between…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2018

Guatemala: Reject ‘Life and Family Protection’ Law

Guatemalan legislators should reject an extraordinarily dangerous “Life and Family Protection” bill that would seriously undermine the rights of women and LGBT people in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. The proposed…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2018

In Haiti, Slight Progress for LGBT Rights Seen as Victory

Yaisah Val recently came out publicly as a transgender woman on YouTube, a potentially risky move in a country like Haiti where LGBT residents face pervasive hostility in most spheres of public…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2018

Costa Rica Supreme Court Rules Against Same-sex Marriage Ban

Costa Rica's Supreme Court has ruled that the country's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional and discriminatory. The court ruling gives the country's legislators a time limit of 18 months to change the…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2018

Costa Rican Political Figures Come Out in Support of Same-sex Marriage

Four former presidents, former Supreme Court justices, and other political figures signed a declaration against discrimination and in favor of same-sex marriage in Costa Rica on Friday. The declaration came as the…

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‘Visibles’ Shine a Light on LGBTI Rights in Guatemala

Guatemala occupies an important place in the current controversy over US immigration policy. Along with its neighbors, El Salvador and Honduras, the Central American country is highlighted as a source of mass…

ADDED ON: 07/30/2018

Caribbean Countries Hold First-Ever Pride Parades

Activists in Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados this month held their countries’ first-ever Pride parades. Hundreds of people took part in a Pride parade in the Trinidadian capital of Port of Spain on…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2018

LatAm LGBT People Fear Asylum Requests Will Founder with Trump

Latin American lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people requesting asylum in the U.S. are finding it more and more difficult to be able to leave "insults and attacks" behind them because of the…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2018

Cuba’s New Constitution Would Allow Same-sex Marriages

The new constitution being debated this weekend by Cuban legislators would provide a legal path for same-sex marriage, an important demand of the socialist island’s LGBT community. The document’s Article 68 would…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2018

Cuba’s Draft Constitution Opens Path to Gay Marriage

LGBTI rights activists in Cuba supported the proposal with posters reading "I am in favour of Cuban design " showing different family configurations including same-sex unions. The draft of Cuba's new constitution…

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