December 14, 2017

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, […]

TRT Exclusive: Queer and Caribbean: LGBTQ+ Culture & The Island Identity

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By: Mike Givens/TRT Assistant Editor From The Rainbow Times In part one of a two-part series, The Rainbow Times examines the LGBTQ culture through the lens of Caribbean lifestyle. Not too long ago, Erick Diaz and a few of his friends visited a Latin nightclub in Providence, Rhode Island. While socializing together, Diaz overheard a comment […]

The Editor Speaks: The other side of the story

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I have been discussing with a lady from Cayman Brac (who does not want her name disclosed) re artist “Foots” Kynes activities on the Brac that has incited the many locals to act aggressively against him. I have promised to make public “the other side of the story” – her title. The lady sent me […]

The Editor Speaks: Senseless charge that will do much damage

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I had hoped and thought positively there would be no charges made against Cayman Brac artist Ronald “Foots” Kynes over the nude sculptures that were displayed on his property and visible to the general public. I was wrong. Common sense goes out of the window and Kynes has been charged with displaying an obscene object […]

US Rejects UN Resolution Condemning Death Penalty For LGBTQ People, Other Groups

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By Chris D’Angelo HuffPost From Yahoo News US Rejects UN Resolution Condemning Death Penalty For LGBTQ People, Other Groups The United States joined countries like Iraq and Botswana in voting against a United Nations resolution that, among other things, condemns the use of the death penalty against LGBTQ people. The U.N. Human Rights Council passed […]

The Editor Speaks: Immigration shoots themselves in the foot AGAIN!

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I want to make it very clear at the start of this Editorial I am against same sex marriages because of my Christian beliefs and the Bible teachings. I am NOT against the LGBTQ community at all. I have many friends who are openly gay. I have one, who doesn’t think I am his friend […]

Misterb&b raises $8.5 million to build the Airbnb for the LGBTQ community

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By Romain Dillet From Techcrunch Is there room for smaller, more focused Airbnb competitors? French startup Misterb&b thinks so as the startup just raised $8.5 million from Project A and Ventech to build an apartment renting platform focused on the LGBTQ community. As the name suggests, Misterb&b started with a focus on gay people, but […]

Colours Cayman issues petition to the European Parliament

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Colours Cayman has petitioned to the EU parliament to require the UK government, as a prerequisite for trade negotiations upon the country leaving the EU (1) to rectify non-compliance with the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), in particular LGBT rights in the British oversea territories, and (2) to remain party of the ECHR and […]

Activists say Caribbean LGBTQ need help

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The Canadian Press From MyKawartha OTTAWA — Activists say Canada should remember that as it promotes LGBTQ rights on the world stage, it should also listen to those fighting on the ground. This was the message that Jason Jones, from Trinidad and Tobago, and Nigel Mathlin, from Grenada, brought to a meeting with officials at […]

Why this advocate is blasting Caribbean religious leaders for turning to Trump

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By Dawn Ennis ·From LGBT Nation A man in St. Lucia named Bennet Charles is taking on clerical leaders across the Caribbean on behalf of the LGBTQ community. Charles is communications and advocacy officer for United and Strong, an advocacy group on his sovereign island nation. And what prompted him to act is a plea […]