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CSW 59 Closes with Renewed Commitments, Calls for Continued Action on Gender Equality

Governments agreed on steps to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment at the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 59), convened from 9-20 March…

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The Kaleidoscope Trust launches groundbreaking report into discrimination in the Commonwealth

The Kaleidoscope Trust launches this week Collaboration and Consensus, a groundbreaking report into the challenges faced by LGBT people in the Commonwealth. The report, co-authored with The Royal Commonwealth Society,…

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Jamaica’s new public defender supports LGBTI people

Arlene Harrison Henry is the Jamaica’s first female public defender. She has been a long-time ally of the LGBTI community. This is refreshing, as the previous public defender seemed ready…

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Belize: UWI’s Dean criticised expert report given against the buggery law repeal

The Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine campus, Professor Rosemarie Antoine, has criticised the expert report which Professor Brendan Bain…

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Jamaican activist: Be a global voice for LGBT liberation

In an 8:25-minute video, Jamaican lawyer and activist Maurice Tomlinson urges Americans to help counteract the harm that their anti-gay countrymen have done in his country and throughout the world….

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Caribbean coalition LGBTI ask Barbados’ position on gays

CariFLAGS, a coalition of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations in the Caribbean, has entered the debate now swirling around Barbadian Minister of Environment & Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe,…

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SASOD takes “On Devil’s Island” Report to Guyana Human Rights Meeting in Geneva

Last December the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) presented its shadow report “On Devil’s Island: A UPR Submission on LGBT Rights in Guyana” at a Pre-Session to Guyana’s Universal…

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Jamaica: LGBT youths can’t even call a gully their home

Jamaican activists who balk at the idea of forcing LGBT youths to live on the streets are trying to find a feasible alternative now that police have ousted dozens of…

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770 LGBT killings and major assaults in the Americas

A press release issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on December 17, 2014 reported the pervasiveness of violence including murders and violent assaults against LGBT’s in the…

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Trinidad Archbishop Opens Gay-Inclusive Shelter, Calls for Families to Welcome LGBT Children

The archbishop of the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago is the latest example of the “Francis Effect.” He recently encouraged parents to love their lesbian and gay children, and…

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