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LGBTI rights: Important legal precedent in the Caribbean

In a landmark decision delivered on Friday, June 10, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that as a homosexual I must be allowed into Belize and Trinidad notwithstanding their laws that ban the entry of gays. The court also … Continue reading

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LGBTI rights in the Caribbean: Losing to win

June 10, 2016 — Today the Caribbean Court of Justice denied my application for a declaration that the laws of Belize and Trinidad & Tobago, which ban the entry of homosexuals, violate my right to free movement in CARICOM [the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Toolkit for progress toward LGBT rights in 53 countries

The Commonwealth of 53 nations, formerly the British Commonwealth, can play a positive role in improving the lives of LGBT citizens even though dozens of those countries still have anti-LGBT laws inherited from their former colonial overlords. So say the … Continue reading

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‘On Being Queer in the Caribbean’

Gabrielle Bellot, an exiled transgender woman from Dominica, tells how the prize-winning work of exiled gay author Marlon James of Jamaica resonates with her and leads her to thoughts of how much change is needed in Caribbean attitudes toward LGBT … Continue reading

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Lawyers, activists target anti-LGBT bias in Caribbean

Attorneys and activists met this week in Grenada to discuss strategy for litigation and advocacy seeking an end to anti-LGBT discrimination in countries in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). This is a press release from United and Strong … Continue reading

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Dear Belize, it’s time to scrap your ban on LGBTI visitors

Belize is one of only two countries in the Western Hemisphere that still bans the entry of homosexuals. While the law is rarely enforced, it serves to stigmatize and vilify LGBTI people, who are regularly fired from jobs, evicted from … Continue reading

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