October 22, 2019

US: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used air horns to emphasize her LGBTQ policy points at Bronx Pride

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By Kat Tenbarge From Business Insider Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made an appearance at Bronx Pride on Sunday to give a speech about LGBTQ policies – along with some air horn sound effects. Her policy points included making PrEP free for all, tackling the LGBTQ youth homelessness crisis, and criminal justice reform. At Bronx Pride on […]

10 maps show how different LGBTQ rights are around the world

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By Shayanne Gal and Ashley Collman from Business Insider On Wednesday, Brunei instituted Sharia Law, making sodomy a capital offense. INSIDER created a series of maps to visualize how gay rights vary around the world. Despite same-sex marriage being legal in the US, homosexuality is still illegal in 35% of countries in the United Nations. […]

Queens group bolsters visibility of city’s queer Caribbean community

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BY ALEXANDRA SIMON From Caribbean Life They’re waving more than just Caribbean flags! The Caribbean Equality Project, one of the city’s leading LGBTQ voices, is a dominant force for the Caribbean LGBTQ community, helming their issues and bringing them to the forefront. Executive Director Mohamed Q. Amin says the goal of the Queens-based organization is […]

Overseas Territories Attorneys General to meet in Cayman Islands

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Cayman Islands hosts OTs Attorneys General annual meeting this year. ·Opening ceremony for two-day meet will be held on Tuesday, 19 February 2019. Grand Cayman (GIS) – Attorney General Hon. Samuel Bulgin, QC, will host this year’s Overseas Territories (OTs) Attorneys General two-day conference, starting Tuesday, 19 February 2019.             Attendees will include all UK OTs […]

US: California adds Oklahoma to State Travel Ban List

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By Sandy Fitzgerald From Newsmax California is continuing to ban state-funded travel to places with laws perceived to discriminate against gay or transgender people, adding Oklahoma as the ban’s ninth state, Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced in a press release on Friday.The restrictions on Oklahoma were added after the state adopted  a new law in […]

Go beyond gay cruises in two LGBTQ-friendly Caribbean cultural hotspots—the island of Curacao and the Mexican Caribbean coast

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BY : HOLLY V. KAPHERR From Watermark Online You might think the Caribbean is all Irie Times and liquid sunshine, but for LGBTQ travelers, the landscape can be surprisingly unwelcoming. Because the Caribbean culture is super relaxed about other cultural mores like marijuana use, many might also assume they feel the same about sexual orientation. […]

Jamaican reaction to Trinidad buggery law ruling is predictably mixed

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Written by Emma Lewis From Global Voices Jamaicans reacted in fairly predictable fashion to the news of the April 12 court ruling in Trinidad that found the “buggery law” unconstitutional and illegal. Local LGBT lobby groups and individual campaigners expressed their delight, while those representing fundamentalist Christian groups voiced disapproval. The matter has been relatively […]

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

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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 queer Caribbean women fighting a vital, dangerous culture war

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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 […]

The Editor Speaks: Human rights

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Human Rights Day passed with hardly a whimper last Sunday (10). There were no Ministerial messages to remind us how important the day is here in the Cayman Islands. This is probably because we live in a country where human rights are generally observed, and if they’re not and you belong to the LGBTQ community, […]