Canada has a crucial role to play in the effort to assure full recognition of the human rights of LGBTQI people, in particular for LGBTQI refugees, Jamaican-Canadian activist attorney Maurice Tomlinson told Canadian legislators this week.
Jamaican activists are making plans for the third annual Montego Bay Pride, which is scheduled for Oct. 12-15, 2017. “Come be a part of LOVE & PRIDE in the Bay!” says Jamaican/Canadian activist Maurice Tomlinson. “This accessible event will offer ground transportation, meals, and entertainment,” he says. Events are planned to begin at 10 a.m. …
A coalition of the LGBTQI advocacy groups in Trinidad has launched a campaign seeking to reduce violence against sexual minorities in that Caribbean nation.
Jamaican/Canadian lawyer and LGBT rights activist Maurice Tomlinson addresses the question of whether tourists should boycott Jamaica in hopes of persuading that country to recognize the human rights of its LGBT citizens.
Guyana, the only country in South American with anti-LGBT laws, plans to put the issue of decriminalizing homosexuality to the voters.
“Nothing about us without us” is a motto with a long history. Now it’s a theme of a protest by Caribbean LGBTI rights activists against the London-based LGBTI publication Pink News.
In the Caribbean, 16 officers from the Royal Barbados Police Force took part in sensitivity training sessions aimed at helping them to improve their understanding LGBTI people and the local LGBTI community, the Nation News of Barbados reports.
Trinidad welcomes activists marching for the human rights of LGBTQIA people — at least in the context of the weekend’s women’s rights march — but the story is much different for an LGBT activist who sued to overturn the country’s anti-sodomy law.
It’s time for Jamaica to turn its back on homophobia and take a stand for the human rights of LGBTI people, activist Lloyd D’Aguilar writes. “Those who recognize the validity of the struggle for gay rights — especially those who are straight — but remain silent for fear of ostracism, need to look in the …
A legal challenge to Guyana court rulings that allow anti-transgender bias is heading to the Caribbean Court of Justice. Guyana, the only South American country with anti-LGBT laws, allows judges to discriminate against trans people by refusing to allow them in court unless they wear what a judge considers gender-appropriate attire.