November 22, 2019

Colours Cayman’s response to recent events affecting Cayman’s LGBT people

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GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS, 12 April 2019:With all the news surrounding our LGBT community in recent weeks, it has been a trying time for our small organisation. As such, regrettably, we have not had the opportunity to properly address many of these events and would like to share some of our thoughts and feelings in […]

The Editor speaks: Human Rights

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We have highlighted today a document titled “Written Evidence Submitted by the Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Inquiry on the future of the UK Overseas Territories”. The Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission “was established under section 116 of the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009. The […]

Guyana: No more US visas for same-sex partners

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By Dennis Adonis From Guyana Guardian A handful of Guyanese from the LGBT community, who hold visas under a previous policy that had allowed them to enter the US at the patronage of their American same-sex partners, will have to leave the United States by December 31st, unless the legal status of their LGBT union […]

How the Cayman Islands’ refusal to recognise same-sex marriages could break up families

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By Chris Godfrey From The Independent UK Despite being a British overseas territory, the Cayman Islands does not recognise same-sex marriages, which have been legal in the UK since four years ago. Considering themselves islanders, one couple want to get married there, but fear for their lack of rights The British government’s various laws enshrining […]

What Trinidad and Tobago’s historic gay sex ruling means for LGBT+ rights worldwide

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From Indy100 In a landmark ruling, Trinidad and Tobago’s High Court has ruled that the country’s ban on same-sex intimacy is unconstitutional. Judge Devindra Rampersad ruled that the colonial-era “buggery” law, as well as laws banning “serious indecency”, infringed on the constitutional rights of Trinidad and Tobago’s LGBT+ citizens. Judge Rampersad said: The court declares […]

Homophobic laws in Caribbean could roll back in landmark case

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By Joshua Surtees in Port of Spain From The Guardian UK Trinidad and Tobago could make legal history in the Caribbean this week by rolling back long-standing homophobic laws. On Thursday, a high court judge, Devindra Rampersad, will deliver his verdict in a landmark case brought by a private citizen which, if successful, would set […]

Saint Lucia, Eastern Caribbean urged to repeal ‘buggery’ laws

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From St Lucia Times Saint Lucia and the rest of the Eastern Caribbean have been urged by Human Rights Watch (HRW) to repeal colonial buggery laws. ‘The laws have broad latitude, are vaguely worded, and serve to legitimise discrimination and hostility towards LGBT people in the Eastern Caribbean,’ the organisation has said. According to HRW, […]

Eastern Caribbean: LGBT people face bias, violence

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Repeal Colonial-Era Laws (Bridgetown, Barbados, March 21, 2018) – Discriminatory laws in Eastern Caribbean countries make lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people targets for discrimination, violence and abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 107-page report “‘I Have to Leave to Be Me’: Discriminatory Laws against LGBT People in the […]

Discrimination by Caymanians against Caymanians

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By Leonardo Raznovich I am currently in Australia for the purpose of attending the International Bar Association annual conference, but I feel compelled to issue this press release now. I will be discussing this matter at the Conference, and you should feel free to disclose that fact in any press coverage. Press Release: The most […]

Colors of rainbow and the Caribbean fly at Queens Pride

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By Alexandra Simon From Caribbean Life It was a show of Caribbean and rainbow pride. More than a hundred Caribbean-American members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community marched at the 25th annual Queens Pride parade in Jackson Heights on June 4. A Queens-based queer advocacy group, Caribbean Equality Project (CEP), led the […]