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Progress for LGBTI people and rights in the Caribbean

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network reports: Increasing the visibility of LGBTI people and their rights in the Caribbean Two separate, but related events supported by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network took place in the Caribbean last week: Police LGBTI Sensitization Training in Antigua and Barbuda from November 24–27 and The launch of the Barbados Pride … Continue reading

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Deliriously happy after Jamaica’s first Montego Bay Pride

Unqualified success: Montego Bay Pride, Jamaica, Oct. 25, 2015 We are deliriously happy to report that Montego Bay Pride 2015 was an unqualified success!! The best quote from someone who attended the intense one-day event was that it felt like a real Pride, as nearly 100 persons of all classes, sexualities and gender expressions (including … Continue reading

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Lawyers, activists target anti-LGBT bias in Caribbean

Attorneys and activists met this week in Grenada to discuss strategy for litigation and advocacy seeking an end to anti-LGBT discrimination in countries in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). This is a press release from United and Strong Inc., Saint Lucia, and GrenCHAP, Grenada, describing the work: Is litigation around the criminalisation and … Continue reading

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Jamaica today: Challenging homophobic TV stations

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network reports: This morning, the Jamaican Court of Appeal will begin hearing a precedent-setting appeal by Maurice Tomlinson, Jamaican human rights activist and a senior policy analyst at the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, challenging national television stations that refused to air a “tolerance ad” promoting the human rights of LGBTI people. … Continue reading

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Great generosity aids Caribbean fight vs. anti-gay hatred

On April 25, Canadian philanthropist and businessman Salah Bachir received this year’s Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art award, worth $25,000.  He immediately donated it to lawyer/activist Maurice Tomlinson to support his LGBTI rights work in the Caribbean. THANKING SALAH By Maurice Tomlinson Last Saturday night Salah Bachir silenced me with his generosity, and I think … Continue reading