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Barbados: LGBT Activists to Fight Buggery Laws at IACHR

05/05/2018 | teleSUR

Three LGBT activists from Barbados will petition against Barbados’ buggery laws at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Barbados’ “onerous” laws criminalizing intimacy between consenting partners of the same sex are being challenged by three citizens who are members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. A transgender woman, along with a lesbian and gay man, will put forth a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, according to the Nation News. Trinidadian Westmin James, deputy dean, Faculty of Law, Cave Hill; Maurice Tomlinson, senior policy analyst, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, a Jamaican, and Yvonne Chisolm, pro-bono litigation counsel, will also be joining the petition when it goes the human rights body.


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