Tag Archives: Belize

Global conflict: Gay rights, repression (1. Russia; 2. More)

As pro-LGBT-rights protests and anti-LGBT initiatives continue in dozens of countries, here’s a sampling of the news and commentary about what’s going on. Russia coverage is below. Coming soon, a sampling of coverage of events in Africa, the Caribbean, and … Continue reading

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Caribbean nations are abuzz with LGBT news

The LGBT-focused International Resource Network published a useful compilation of LGBT news from the Caribbean last week, including these items from Guyana, Belize, Jamaica and Trinidad. An editorial in the Kaieteur News of Guyana speaks to “The Plight of the … Continue reading

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Letter to Pope: Halt church support of anti-gay violence

Human Rights Watch has challenged Pope Francis to speak more directly in opposition to  violence and discrimination against LGBT people worldwide and to ensure that other Catholic officials do so too. In a letter to the Holy See on Oct. … Continue reading

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An LGBT victory in Belize

September 21, 2013 marked Belize’s 32nd independence day and, in an unprecedented move, the country’s Prime Minister, Dean Barrow, used the opportunity to support the right to equality for LGBT citizens. In his message to mark the day the PM … Continue reading

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Caribbean overview: LGBT rights vs. anti-gay status quo

The Trinidad newspaper Newsday provides these overviews of anti-gay protests, recent anti-gay violence, and gay-rights activism in Caribbean countries.  The overviews are part of an extensive article on the life and work of LGBT activist and Erasing 76 Crimes blogger … Continue reading

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Death threats, symbols of death haunt Belize LGBTs

STOP THE MARCH TOWARD MURDER Protesters opposed to gay rights in Belize have gone too far, adopting hate-filled symbolism that stops just short of explicitly calling for the murder of LGBT people.  Others take that last step, calling for the … Continue reading

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Beefed up legal team opposing Singapore’s anti-gay law

Fridae reports from Singapore: Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee, who had unsuccessfully petitioned the High Court to have Singapore’s anti-gay sex law declared unconstitutional, have appointed a new legal team to help with their appeal. In addition to hiring a … Continue reading

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Caribbean fight to end 2 countries’ ban on gay travel

As some of you may know, the immigration acts of Belize and Trinidad and Tobago legally bar the entry of homosexuals, the disabled and other marginalized groups from visiting those countries. As an HIV and AIDS organization, we at AIDS-Free … Continue reading

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Clergy dispute death threats against Belize activist

Clergy from two of Belize’s major denominations took different approaches to reports of violence and threats of violence received by Caleb Orozco, the LGBT rights activist who is challenging the nation’s sodomy law in court. The Anglican bishop reiterated his … Continue reading

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Final arguments in Belize sodomy case

It’s Day 4 of the constitutional challenge against the Belize sodomy law, Section 53, brought by Caleb Orozco, leader of the United Belize Advocacy Movement (Unibam). Asa DeMatteo, a clinical psychologist living with his same-sex spouse in San Francisco, is … Continue reading

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