September 15, 2019

One year on since repeal of Section 377 in India: a third of the world’s countries continue to criminalize same-sex relations

(New York) On September 6 a year will have passed since the Supreme Court of India made the historic decision to decriminalize same-sex relations, causing reverberations across the world, and symbolizing the global trend towards decriminalization. Maria Sjödin, Deputy Director of OutRight Action International, comments: “Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which made sexual behavior “against the […]

2,900 LGBT+ people killed in Latin America and Caribbean countries in the last five years

By Rebecca Kelly From gcn 2,900 LGBT+ people have been killed in 10 Latin American and Caribbean countries within the last five years “El Prejuicio No Conoce Fronteras” report finds. “El Prejuicio No Conoce Fronteras” is a report that has pulled together comprehensive data on the killing of LGBT+ people in Latin America and the […]

The Editor speaks: Togetherness and Love

I really didn’t know what to write about today. The aftermath and the death of CITN/Cayman27 is still occupying my mind. I happened to say to the lovely Jamaican young lady (Phyllisia) that stays with us, “I don’t know what to write about today” She said, “Write about love. Surely Joan wrote a poem about […]

Appeal to stop gay marriage opens in Cayman Islands

By Rachel Savage From Reuters LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A lawyer representing a lesbian couple whose court victory legalized same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands five months ago said a government appeal against the ruling, which opened on Wednesday, sought to deny the basic right to marry. Chantelle Day, a Caymanian lawyer, and her […]

“Steve Higgins & Friends Concert series return to The Cayman Islands!” Sun SEP 1 6PM

Consul General Oliver Mair makes debut appearance” August 20, 2019. Ft Lauderdale – For the fourth consecutive year, The Cayman Islands will once more receive a spectacular treat when Steve Higgins & Friends present their 2019 performance from their Annual “Evening of Excellence” concert series. This year’s theme will be “Music of the Heart!” The […]

Pioneering report exposes global reach of so-called conversion therapy

A groundbreaking report released by OutRight Action International today exposes the global reach of so-called conversion therapy. Drawing on data from survey results with almost 500 respondents from 80 countries, and in-depth interviews with experts and survivors from more than a dozen countries, the report overwhelmingly shows that so-called conversion therapy efforts occur across the world […]

Cayman: NCVO and 3 Girls & a Kiln launch “Love Banks” project

Grand Cayman— — The NCVO and 3 Girls & a Kiln are teaming up to decorate ‘Love Banks’ to help raise the 1.6 million needed to operate by October 2019. The event will take place on 22 August from 6pm-8pm, and for a CI$65 donation, attendees will be able to glaze a ‘Love Bank’ while […]

Caribbean Bride hosts Bride Villa Seminar and launches CB Academy in Tobago

Recently, Caribbean Bride Magazine in partnership with the Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd. and Mount Irvine Bay Resort hosted a three-day educational seminar for local stakeholders in the wedding niche in Tobago. The event was part of the broader strategy of Tobago Tourism Ltd. to promote destination weddings and honeymoons bookings on the island. Presenters at […]

Why orange is the new black brought the immigration crisis to Litchfield

By Maria Elana Fenadez From Vulture One of the most haunting images of Orange Is the New Black’s seventh and final season is of flirtatious, clever Maritza Ramos sitting on an airplane with ten other women, being deported to who knows where. While “Hush” by Trills plays on the soundtrack, the former inmate, who was absent in the […]

Caribbean lawsuit challenges St. Vincent’s anti-gay law

From 76crimes The Caribbean island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is the focus for the latest in a continuing series of legal challenges to anti-gay laws inherited from the region’s colonial past. St. Vincent anti-gay law challenged 26 July 2019 – Today, two gay men filed court proceedings to challenge St Vincent and […]