7 battlefields: The fight for LGBTI rights in the Caribbean

Published: February 6, 2015

ERASING 76 CRIMES
Colin Stewart
Original Article:  bit.ly/1zpKss2

A recap of recent gains, losses and ongoing battles over LGBTI rights in seven Caribbean nations (Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad, Belize, Barbados, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands), with help from coverage in the Caribbean IRN Blog of the International Resource Network:

AREAS WITH ANTI-GAY LAWS

Guyana

Guyana’s foreign affairs minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett. (Photo courtesy of Guyana Times)

U.N. action: During Guyana’s recent Universal Periodic Review before the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, several nations urged Guyana to repeal its law against male-male intimacy. Foreign Affairs Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett noted that such recommendations have been turned over to a Parliamentary Special Committee (PSSC). However, that committee is no longer active.

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