Americas / Europe

Europe ruling may boost LGBTI equality in Caribbean

Jamaican attorney and activist Maurice Tomlinson says yesterday’s court ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, could lead to positive change in the Caribbean. European Court brings relationship equality to the Caribbean British Overseas Territories? On July 21, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against Italy’s ban on civil unions … Continue reading

Americas / Faith and religion

7 battlefields: The fight for LGBTI rights in the Caribbean

A recap of recent gains, losses and ongoing battles over LGBTI rights in seven Caribbean nations (Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad, Belize, Barbados, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands), with help from coverage in the Caribbean IRN Blog of the International Resource Network: AREAS WITH ANTI-GAY LAWS Guyana U.N. action: During Guyana’s recent Universal Periodic Review before the … Continue reading

Americas / Faith and religion

Profusion of gay weddings soon in the Caribbean?

If the UK Parliament votes in favour of marriage equality today, LGBT people may soon be able to celebrate their weddings on the British Caribbean Overseas Territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat, The British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos. Another lucrative business for these already financially well-off and insanely beautiful Caribbean territories. … Continue reading