July 16, 2018

How the Olympics can embrace non-binary athletes for the future

BY HEATHER DOCKRAY From Mashable It’s hard to remember a time before the Olympics had very open, very gayathletes like we do now, but the first openly gay Olympian didn’t appear until 1988 in Seoul. Thirty years later, there’s still residual public outcry. Even Vice President Mike Pence had a low-key Twitter meltdown about openly […]

The Global Futures Lab – A Search for Alternative Futures, by Paolo Cardini

BY BRUCE AND STEPHANIE THARP From Core77 Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), with the support of the Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo (MAXXI), is hosting a unique international symposium entitled Global Futures at MAXXI in Rome, Italy on March 2, 2018. If you are in the area, please come by for any […]

UK’s flagrant disregard for the rule of law and complicity in segregation of LGBTI people in its Overseas Territories

In May 2017, the Supreme Court of Bermuda established marriage equality for same-sex couples in the case of Godwin-DeRoche v The Registrar General(“Godwin-DeRoche“). The Bermudian court did not use international law but relied on local Bermudian law to hold that the Human Rights Act of Bermuda (which “affirms and protects” the rights and freedoms of […]

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 […]