Barbados: ‘Stand firm’ on anti-gay laws – church leaders

Several evangelical church leaders are calling on Government not to change the country’s Sexual Offences Act, despite a human rights challenge to those laws filed by trans woman Alexa Hoffmann, and two other Barbadians, a lesbian and a gay man.

Barbados: PRIDE that makes no wanton boast

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Martin Luther King Jr., “Letter from the Birmingham Jail”

Jamaica: Bishop Gregory Appointed Archbishop Of The West Indies

The Anglican Church in the Province of the West Indies (CPWI) yesterday elected the Rt Reverend Dr Howard Gregory as its 13th archbishop, primate and metropolitan, making him the third bishop of Jamaica and the first Jamaica-born diocesan bishop to serve in the post.

IACHR Publishes Report on Progress and Challenges toward Recognition of the Rights of LGBTI Persons in the Americas

In the Americas, violence, discrimination, prejudice and stereotypes prevent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from fully exercising their rights. However, significant progress has also been made towards protecting, recognizing and guaranteeing the rights of LGBTI people in a number of countries in the region.

HRC Foundation Introduces 2019 Global Innovators

HRC Foundation is excited to introduce the talented leaders driving LGBTQ equality internationally who will be participating in our fourth annual Global Innovative Advocacy Summit.

Human Rights Watch Country Profiles: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The following country profiles are derived in part from sections of the Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Barbados: Eastern Caribbean LGBT Activists Seek Protection, Not Marriage

Activists from the regional organization ECADE (Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality) call on their governments including the one in Barbados, to solve the problems, including violence and discrimination, they are confronted with in their daily lives.