Saint Kitts and Nevis

LGBTI Rights in Saint Kitts and Nevis


ADDED ON: 12/12/2022

ECADE calls for dignity & justice for LGBTQ+ Caribbean People

As the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE) celebrates six years of campaigning, we urge “Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All” sexual and gender-diverse individuals throughout the region. In two…

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ADDED ON: 09/01/2022

Saint Kitts ban on gay sex struck down by Caribbean regional court

MIAMI, Aug 30 (Reuters) - A Caribbean regional court has ruled that a Saint Kitts and Nevis prohibition on gay sex is unconstitutional because it violates the right to privacy, striking down…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2022

‘Null and void’: Judge strikes down Saint Kitts anti-gay law

A top court for nine eastern Caribbean nations and territories has ruled that sexual orientation and homosexual activity are protected under the right to privacy, invalidating colonial-era laws that criminalised homosexual behaviour…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2021

UN: Eastern Caribbean States Called Out Over Anti-LGBT Bias

(Geneva) – Saint Lucia and Saint Kitts and Nevis should decriminalize same-sex relations and adopt comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, Human Rights Watch said today. During…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2020

The region which legislates who you can love

"It's mainly snide remarks due to toxic masculinity," Aziza Lake says. But homophobia in Antigua and Barbuda sometimes manifests itself in sporadic brutality too, she continues. In her rainbow-coloured shirt and hat,…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2019

Eastern Caribbean LGBT organisation launches five-country legal challenge to anti-gay laws

The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE), today announced the launch of five legal challenges to the remnants of draconian laws of our colonial past. The claims, all expected to…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2019

Hopeful signs for LGBT people in the Caribbean

In the Caribbean, homophobia remains a problem, but LGBT people are seeing increased signs of public acceptance, including politicians coming out in support of their LGBT constituents. In St. Lucia, the National…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2018

International Religious Leader Urge Repeal of Caribbean Anti-LGBTI Laws

Religious leaders from five nations have called on governments across the Caribbean to repeal their anti-gay laws. In an open letter to Caribbean governments, Christian clergy from Canada, the United States, the…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2018

A Court Ruling Could Be About to Legalize Gay Sex in Eight Caribbean Countries

Gay sex could be about to be legalized in eight Caribbean countries.The potentially momentous ruling would come about through Trinidad-born LGBT rights activist Jason Jones, who is taking his country to court…

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