February 23, 2018

Love and obsession are two different things — here’s how to tell them apart

By Lindsay Dodgson From Business Insider If you’re falling in love, prepare for butterflies and excitement. However, if you’re still distracted and completely wrapped up in someone after months have passed, it could be a sign of obsession. Obsessive passion isn’t a healthy basis for a relationship. Here’s how you can tell the difference. Love […]

Is Valentine’s Day too commercial? Yes, but it’s not what we want

The Most Romantic Day of the Year Has Become Too Materialistic – and a New Survey from WP Diamonds Challenges this Assumption; Instead Concluding that Sincere and Heartfelt Gestures Are What Couples Really Crave for the Holiday NEWS PROVIDED BY WP Diamonds NEW YORK, PRNewswire/ — Valentine’s Day, the most romantic holiday of the year, […]

Relationship experts say these are the 9 signs the person you’re dating is right for you — and some are surprisingly simple

By Lindsay Dodgson From Business Insider If you already have a partner this Valentine’s Day, congratulations, you’ve beaten the system. For the rest of us, modern dating is a minefield. There are so many rules and games to play it’s easy to lose track. You might be “left on read” by someone you really liked, […]

Caribbean activists welcome Inter-American Court opinion on LGBT rights

By CariFLAGS (PRESS RELEASE) – The Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities (CariFLAGS) celebrates the recent advisory opinion by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) which referred to its constant case law whereby sexual orientation and gender identity are protected categories against discrimination under the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights. […]

Caribbean trans groups form regional network

From Caribbean News Now ST ANN, Jamaica — Representatives of transgender groups across the Caribbean region gathered in St Ann, Jamaica for a three-day meeting that took place from January 8 – 10, 2018. The meeting was attended by 20 representatives from 11 countries. The meeting, which was hosted by Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) […]

Anti-LGBT U.S. pastor does not expect Jamaica to ban him

From Washington Blade An anti-LGBT pastor from the U.S. tells the Washington Blade that he does not expect the Jamaican government to ban him from the country.Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Ariz., is scheduled to be in Jamaica from Jan. 29-Feb. 3 for a “Missions Trip.” Jay John, a Jamaican […]

Breaking ground, thinking big

By Marina Salandy-Brown From T&T Newsday “It takes a big mind, or at least a big world view, to write from a small space.” So writes Marlon James, the most celebrated writer in the history of Jamaica letters and the winner of both the Man Booker Prize 2015 and the fiction category of the OCM […]

The queer Caribbean women fighting a vital, dangerous culture war

Text Louis Staples From Dazed We speak to activists from Barbados, St Lucia and Trinidad about their continued resistance in places where it’s unsafe to be LGBT Former British colonies such as Uganda and Kenya, as well as Pakistan and Bangladesh, are among the world’s worst places to be gay. Britain has played a major role […]

Marriage equality isn’t quite there yet, so same-sex couples can now get married at sea

BY SHANNON CONNELLAN From Mashable Not living in a country where same-sex marriage is legal? Even though your own government isn’t recognising your civil right to marry whoever the heck you like, the sea will. Cruise ship company Celebrity Cruises has announced the commencement of legal same-sex marriages onboard their ships, officiated by the captain […]

Petition filed by Colours Cayman to the EU Parliament – UPDATE

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS, 17 December 2017: Colours Cayman filed a Petition with the EU Parliament in May 2017 in which it was requested that the following pre-conditions be imposed on the United Kingdom (“UK”) for the entry into negotiations over any trade agreements upon its exit from the European Union (“EU”) and for any […]