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.
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.
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.
“A wonderful and hugely important reply from Joe Root here to the sledging by Shannon Gabriel. Delivered with calm and dignity and with a bigger impact than hitting the ball for six. Thank you Joe Root. What a man” ~ Nigel Owens
JURIST Guest Columnist Graeme Reid of Human Rights Watch discusses global progress in LGBT rights.
Caroni Central MP Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie has advised religious leaders to accept the world “as it is” and engage members of the LGBTQI community in healthy, respectful and rational discussions about strengthening the family.
Today, the Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT) project team is launching our publication, “Global trans perspectives on health and wellbeing: TvT community report.”
T&T’s LGBTQ community will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Judiciary’s newly launched protocol document.
The High Court in Trinidad and Tobago has issued a final ruling on the country’s Sexual Offences Act, which criminalised gay sex between consenting adults.
Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi Thursday said that the state intends filing an appeal against a High Court judge ruling that consensual sex between people in same-sex unions should not be criminalised as the court partly struck down the sodomy laws in Trinidad and Tobago.