“It is important that voices from the entire Caribbean are heard,” Jassica St. Rose of Saint Lucia said about the just-ended LBTQI Caribbean activists’ conference there. “We do our best to embolden and energise as many activists and organisations in as many countries as possible.”
Leadership training for 15 LGBTI rights activists was the focus of the first session of the new Caribbean LGBTI Leadership Academy. Activists from Belize, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago attended the training sessions in Guyana on Sept. 14 to 16.
Photographer Mikael Owunna has a mission: to debunk the myth that it is “un-African” to be LGBTQ. To accomplish that mission, he photographs LGBTQ African immigrants and tells their stories.
Canada has a crucial role to play in the effort to assure full recognition of the human rights of LGBTQI people, in particular for LGBTQI refugees, Jamaican-Canadian activist attorney Maurice Tomlinson told Canadian legislators this week.
A coalition of the LGBTQI advocacy groups in Trinidad has launched a campaign seeking to reduce violence against sexual minorities in that Caribbean nation.
Nearly 290 prominent conservative Christian leaders from the Caribbean have urged President Donald Trump to end U.S. support for fair treatment of LGBTI people — what they call “the LGBT agenda.”
Trinidad welcomes activists marching for the human rights of LGBTQIA people — at least in the context of the weekend’s women’s rights march — but the story is much different for an LGBT activist who sued to overturn the country’s anti-sodomy law.
LGBTI rights activist Jason Jones has filed suit to overturn anti-gay laws in Trinidad and Tobago.
Substantial advances for LGBT rights were achieved in 2016, amid anti-gay violence, arrests and setbacks that marred the past 12 months.
Advocacy on behalf of LGBTI residents of Trinidad and Tobago is a heartfelt concern of Trinidad activist David D.K. Soomarie, currently visiting Canada. While in Toronto, Soomarie took part in a public discussion of the struggle for LGBTI rights in his native country and joined a protest seeking recognition of the human rights of LGBTI …