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Signs of progress in violent, homophobic Jamaica

A recent report by Human Rights Watch paints a familiarly grim picture of LGBT life in homophobic Jamaica, but speaks optimistically about signs of progress. HRW says: “Violence against LGBT…

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In the Caribbean, a workshop for media approach to covering LGBTI related news

News coverage of issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex people was the headline on Thursday November 13, 2014 as United and Strong held a workshop for media practitioners. The…

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UNAIDS survey finds 78% disagree with discriminating against gays in Trinidad and Tobago

Most citizens think that discrimination against homosexuals is unacceptable. People living with HIV need special protection from discrimination. And students in primary and secondary schools should have access to age-appropriate…

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Haiti’s fight for gay rights

As LGBT community becomes more visible, anti-gay violence rises, too. Here is an abstract of the excelente report of Al Jazeera America, about the local fight for the LGBTI rights….

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Straight man in Grenada (Caribbean) dedicates his career to campaigning for LGBTI rights

Some might describe it as brave for a straight man in the Caribbean to dedicate his career to campaigning for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) rights. I suspect, however,…

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GTU is calling on the Guyana Police Force to take violence against transgender individuals seriously

In a letter published on a local media, Guyana Trans United (GTU) demand the police force do its job in relation to the case of the shooting of transgenders, in…

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Caribbean online study of men who have sex with men reveals vulnerability to abuse, high levels of self-stigma and diversity

The Caribbean Men’s Internet Survey (CARIMIS) is the region’s largest study of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men as well as the first such survey to…

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Caribbean Women Recommit to Advocating for Diversity

The second Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference (CWSDC) with the theme “Inspiring Women to leadership” was convened in Paramaribo, Suriname, October 5 to 12, by United and Strong St….

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ILGA and “De-colonizing our bodies” Significant for the Caribbean

United and Strong is among organisations represented at an international forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons. The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), convenes…

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27th ILGA Conference Mexico City – FINAL AGENDA

The 27th ILGA Conference (Mexico City, October 29-31, 2014), organised in association with Fundación Arcoíris –por el respeto a la diversidad sexual–, is now only few days away. Here is…

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