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The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is proud to announce a new call for proposals for our third cycle of our Intersex Human Rights Fund, launched in 2015 to honor…

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Equality Prevails at UN General Assembly; SOGI Independent Expert Position Protected

Today in the United Nations General Assembly, a cross-regional group of states affirmed the principles of universal human rights by blocking a hostile attempt to prevent the work established by…

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Jamaican activist need to change focus

Jamaica needs to make a wide variety of improvements in its human rights record with regard to its LGBT citizens — which may not be possible if activists focus too…

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CariFLAGS network pays tribute to Zenita’s legacy

The Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities (CariFLAGS) joins in expressing shock and deep sadness at the news of the untimely death of our colleague, LGBTI,…

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UN Pressure Mounts For Jamaica To Repeal Anti-Gay Laws, Improve LGBT Environment

More international pressure is being applied on Jamaica to repeal laws believed to be infringing on the human rights of vulnerable groups including gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered (LGBT) people….

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Guyana: Good news and not so good for LGBTI people

While Guyana’s 2015 elections saw the major parties promising not to discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation, the media editorialized favorably on Ireland’s vote in favor of Marriage Equality,…

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Outlawed: Legal Discrimination against Gays and Lesbians

Throughout history, one can chart how language has been used to stigmatize and persecute same-sex relations. The now famous phrase “the love that dare not speak its name” illustrate a…

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines: senator wants conversation on same-sex relationships

Sen. Vynnette Frederick, the New Democratic Party’s spokesperson on gender issues, told the party’s “Conversation with Women”, on past March, that her party is very aware that St. Vincent and…

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European Justice bans blood donation for men who have sex with men

This week, the Court (CJEU) ruled that the imposition by EU member states of blood donation bans for men who have sex with men (MSM) may be justified, depending on…

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Guyana: Transgender group calls for inclusivity in national development

The Guyana Trans United (GTU), a group representing the interest of the transgendered here, is calling for the removal of policies that stymie the greater contribution its members can make…

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