Americas

Caribbean nations inch their way toward LGBTI rights

Several Caribbean countries with laws against same-sex intimacy are at least discussing the possibility of repealing them. In Belize and Jamaica, those laws are being challenged in court. In Guyana, the prime minister talks about repealing them. In Dominica, the prime minister says they’re not enforced. But sexual minorities suffer from intense social stigma in … Continue reading

Americas / Commentary

Vargas Llosa: South America’s homophobia killed Zamudio

COMMENTARY Last month’s murder of Chilean gay activist Daniel Zamudio gave a boost to a bill to prohibit discrimination against gays and lesbians in Chile, but Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa of Peru says what’s really needed is a massive change in South America’s sexist, homophobic culture. Vargas Llosa analyzed the deep roots of … Continue reading