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.
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.
‘Gay Tourists Welcome’
The fire of unknown origin caused extensive damage to the building, located in St Andrew, as well as its contents.
Lobby group J-FLAG says it is uncertain about how it will continue its operations following a fire that destroyed its offices in St Andrew on Sunday night.
Argentina and Brazil have become increasingly popular destinations for LGBT+ people seeking asylum
Today, the Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT) project team is launching our publication, “Global trans perspectives on health and wellbeing: TvT community report.”
The president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights reiterated her support of marriage rights for same-sex couples.
For sex workers who are LGBT, discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity adds to and intensifies the discrimination they experience as sex workers, who are subjected to a distinct set of violations.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) says it will look into a case challenging Jamaica’s anti-buggery law
Religious leaders from five nations have called on governments across the Caribbean to repeal their anti-gay laws.