February 28, 2021

New York’s Indo-Caribbean community honors its victims of domestic violence

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By Aviva Stahl From Jezebel Rajwantie Baldeo was killed just after midnight on December 5. Her husband, Prem Rampersaud, 50, confronted her about a man she had allegedly met online, then he stabbed and nearly decapitated her. According to the New York Daily News, Rampersaud got on one knee to saw at Baldeo’s neck, and […]

Colours Cayman seek Cayman Islands Governor’s update on their LGBTQ petition

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From Colours Cayman Public Statement & Letter To Governor Issued by Colours Cayman, 12 December 2016 Attention: Her Excellency, Mrs Helen Kilpatrick, Governor of the Cayman Islands c/o Cayman Islands Government Government Administration Building Grand Cayman KY1-9000 CAYMAN ISLANDS 12 December 2016 I write to you with the purpose of respectfully requesting information about the […]

The Editor Speaks: Not quite the feeding of the five thousand

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With estimates ranging from 700 to 3,500 there was beyond a shadow of a doubt a huge crowd at the Rally to Promote Christian Values at The Lions Centre last Sunday night. The nearer estimate was the higher and the person who came up with 700 must have missed at the very least a 1 […]

Heterosexual Pride Day

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15 awesome ways to celebrate #HeterosexualPrideDay BY HEATHER DOCKRAY From Mashable There are LGBTQ pride festivals all across the United States this month, but some heterosexuals want to know: “What about us?” When is their pride fest? How come nobody is celebrating them? Stonewall just became a national monument — so why can’t Hooters, too? […]

May 17th was International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

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Joint United Nations Latin America and Caribbean Statement on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia The International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, observed each year on May 17, aims to draw attention to the violence and discrimination lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people experience globally. Never before have the concerns of LGBTI […]

Antigay group accidentally raises thousands of dollars for LGBTQ teens

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BY HEATHER DOCKRAY From Mashable Sometimes, even the worst intentions go beautifully awry. Minus 18, an Australian nonprofit that serves LGBTQ youth, recently decided to hold a formal dance for their clients. An antigay coalition called ‘STOP Safe Schools’ soon caught wind of this “heathen” prom and decided to do everything they could to shut […]

“Island Lez Talk: an emerging new voice in the LGBT community” – Taskeka LaVann

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After making the difficult decision to leave her country of birth for fear of being harmed due to her sexual orientation, former News Anchor/Television Host and Miss Antigua and Barbuda 2007 – Tasheka LaVann has decided to use her life story as a platform to give voice to the many issues that affect the LGBT […]

Grenadian Social Action Collective challenges Caribbean to #BunDiscrimination

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From Global Voices The online social collective Groundation Grenada recently launched an anti-LGBT discrimination campaign, #BunDiscrimination, collaborating with graphic designer Joshua Lu to create several posters featuring altered lyrics from popular songs to highlight the double standards at work. According to the organizers: Our campaign -‘Discrimination is Discrimination’ – addresses the fact that most people […]