“Watching that video breaks my heart - it shows we have ways to go.”
The Global Equality Caucus is a new international network of parliamentarians and elected representatives aiming to tackle discrimination against LGBT+ people. The Caucus links elected officials across the world regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
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.
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.
Despite clear indications that criminalizing a person because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression violates Church teaching, responses from Catholics to anti-LGBTQ human rights abuses have been a mixed bag of both support for and opposition to punitive laws.
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.
Our Circle, an LGBT advocacy group based in Belize is launching new projects aimed at strengthening ties within the local LGBT community.
JURIST Guest Columnist Graeme Reid of Human Rights Watch discusses global progress in LGBT rights.
International and foreign law is a powerful tool of transnational human rights advocates. Through litigation, advocates can create a global body of persuasive fundamental rights jurisprudence that can be used across borders.
In 55 countries, including Russia and Lebanon, gay organisations exist, but state authorisation is denied
Gay rights activists from Commonwealth countries are demanding that laws banning homosexuality should be overturned.
What has been achieved, what can we expect and how can it be useful?