Saturday, February 24, 2018

LGBTQ Issues

TRINIDAD – President-elect shoots down rumours about her sexuality

“No, I am not a lesbian.” That was the firm response of president-elect Paula-Mae Weekes yesterday as she sought to put to rest questions, raised...

BERMUDA – Governor signs bill to end same-sex marriage in Bermuda

Governor John Rankin Wednesday ended weeks of uncertainty by approving the Domestic Partnership Act 2017, which ends same-sex marriages on the island as well...

GUYANA – Caribbean activists welcome Inter-American Court opinion on LGBT rights

The Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities (CariFLAGS) celebrates the recent advisory opinion by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights...

JAMAICA – Activist wants gov’t to ban anti-LGBT American pastor

A Jamaican activist is petitioning the Andrew Holness government to ban an anti-LGBT American pastor from entering the country. A petition that Jay John posted...

One in four gay, lesbian, bisexual teens attempt suicide

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning (LGBQ) teens are more than three times as likely to attempt suicide as their heterosexual peers, a U.S. study...

CANADA – Prime Minister apologizes for persecution of gay public servants

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on Tuesday for a decades-long campaign by previous governments to rid the military and public service of homosexuals, calling the dark...

BARBADOS – Bajan attitude towards LGBTI costing the island key resources, advocate says

Barbadians are being accused of having a mindset towards the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) community that predates the biblical flood, but...

UK – Daryll Rowe guilty of infecting men with HIV

A man has been convicted of trying to infect 10 men with HIV in a "campaign" to infect as many as possible. Daryll Rowe infected...

BARBADOS – Activist says new ‘gay friendly’ laws are coming

A Barbadian civil liberties activist and Canadian university professor is suggesting that “gay-friendly” legislation will soon have to be added to the statute books...

BARBADOS – UWI student out to prove sexual harassment against LGBT community

One University of the West Indies (UWI) student believes there is a lot more harassment in the workplace of members of the lesbian, gay,...