Category Archives: Americas

New U.S. strategies for combating anti-gay laws

United States officials are pushing two relatively new strategies for promoting the human rights of LGBTI people worldwide. Over the opposition of Global South politicians and others who complain of neo-colonialism whenever the U.S. tries to dissuade homophobic nations from … Continue reading

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Joining forces to fight for women’s rights, LGBTI rights

The struggle on behalf of human rights for LGBTI people will focus next month on the work of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, as explained in this abridged version of last week’s “RGOD2″ commentary by the Rev. … Continue reading

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Video: Challenges, hopes for LGBTI rights worldwide

Challenges and hopes for LGBTI advocacy around the globe are the focus of this week’s video in the “Quorum” series of 11 discussions of international LGBTI issues. In the Daily Beast video titled “Levers for Change,” a panel of three … Continue reading

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Jamaica has a new gay-friendly public defender

Jamaica’s new public defender supports LGBTI people! This is refreshing, as the previous public defender seemed ready to deny the right to freedom of expression of LGBTI people and said that we should “tone down” our behaviour if we wanted … Continue reading

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7 battlefields: The fight for LGBTI rights in the Caribbean

A recap of recent gains, losses and ongoing battles over LGBTI rights in seven Caribbean nations (Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad, Belize, Barbados, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands), with help from coverage in the Caribbean IRN Blog of the International Resource Network: … Continue reading

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Jamaican activist: Be a global voice for LGBT liberation

“Parents are kicking out their kids as young as 10 years old because they are LGBTI, for fear that having the kids in the house will incur the wrath of God.”  – Jamaican activist lawyer Maurice Tomlinson, explaining the intensity … Continue reading

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Video: Malaysian prison turned her into a trans activist

“They asked me to strip naked in front of everyone. They made fun of me, because my body doesn’t conform to what men and women are supposed to be.”  – Nisha Ayub of Malaysia, describing her three months in prison … Continue reading

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