Category Archives: Americas

Evicted gay youths under attack (again) in Jamaica

On Wednesday, April 15 at about 1 p.m., some patrons of the Clocktower Plaza in Kingston decided to “cleanse” the premises of gays. This shopping venue was one of the few spaces in the capital that gays could hang out … Continue reading

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Panama summit concludes as LGBTI struggles continue

We re-publish here the news release issued by Coalition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Travesti, Transgender, Transsexual and Intersex Organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean (LGBTTTI Coalition), at the conclusion of the 7th Summit of the Americas in Panama City as this … Continue reading

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Jamaican doctor: homosexuality “inherently infectious”

The fundamentalist Christian group, Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS), is one of the island’s most strident campaigners against LGBTI human rights. The organization’s Chairman and most outspoken representative, is Dr. Wayne West, a medical doctor and Senior Lecturer in … Continue reading

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Jamaican lesbian activist singled out by Obama

Hundreds of my dear friends, family members, and acquaintances, sent me warm and heartfelt birthday wishes yesterday.  But, hands down, the one that I treasure the most came from Jamaican lesbian activist Angeline Jackson. She said: “Happy Birthday Maurice! Also … Continue reading

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LGBTI voices not being heard at 7th summit of the Americas

We re-publish here today’s news release issued by ILGA Co-Secretary General Helen Kennedy, in Panama City as the event, the 7th Summit of the Americas,  affects the entire region of the Americas.  ILGA is the International lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex … Continue reading

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Death threats won’t stop Jamaican LGBT advocate

Maurice Tomlinson is one of the best-known LGBT rights advocates from Jamaica. His activism over the years has brought him death threats, so he now lives in Toronto with his Canadian husband. He continues to fight for LGBT rights in … Continue reading

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LGBT news briefs: Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Russia, Uganda

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted from the Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news: At the 28th meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, Iran agreed to partially implement three recommendations that included the treatment of … Continue reading

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