Central America and Caribbean

LGBTI Rights in Central America and Caribbean


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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ADDED ON: 02/04/2018

It Is Not Only LGBT Jamaicans Who Welcome the Government’s Ban of Controversial U.S. Preacher

Human rights activists, online campaigners — and many other Jamaicans — were pleased with the government's recent decision to deny entry to American fundamentalist pastor, Steven Anderson. While concerns regarding free speechlinger, it was not…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2018

Gay Marriage Roils ‘Laid-Back’ Costa Rica’s Presidential Election

A debate over gay marriage has upturned Costa Rica's presidential race, giving ammunition to conservative frontrunners ahead of Sunday's vote and challenging the Central American country's image as a progressive bastion. Evangelical…

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Partner — international

CariFLAGS

Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities (CariFLAGS) is a regional nonprofit based in Trinidad and Tobago made up of leading LGBTI NGOs across the Caribbean. CariFLAGS staff and leadership are based across the region – in St. Lucia, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, the Dominican Republic, Belize, Grenada, Guyana and Suriname.

Partner — international

J-FLAG

Jamaican Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals, and Gays (J-FLAG) is the foremost organization advocating for, and working to improve the human rights situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons in Jamaica. The organization promotes social change by empowering the LGBTI to increase tolerance and create the foundation for policy and legislative reform.

Partner — international

REDLACTRANS – Latin America and the Caribbean Network of Trans Persons

Anti-transgender violence is epidemic in Central America where the life expectancy of a Salvadoran transgender woman is less than 35 years. This shocking fact might not be known without the hard work of local activists documenting and reporting the sobering reality of daily life for transgender people in the region.

Partner — usa

Heartland Alliance

Heartland Alliance’s Global Initiative for Sexuality and Human Rights (GISHR) works with LGBT activists and organizations to promote and protect the rights of LGBT persons worldwide.

Partner — usa

Fund for Global Human Rights

The Fund for Global Human Rights provides long-term funding and strategic support to help frontline human rights defenders increase their power and impact.