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Tag Archives: LGBTQ

  1. Pride Month Illumination of Bridgetown U.S. Embassy

    The Embassy of the United States to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS lights up in rainbow colors this weekend as a call to action to work for equality, liberty, and justice for all. U.S. President Joe Biden proclaimed June 2021 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month in the United States. […]

    June 26, 2021EventsNo comments
  2. Barbadian clergy make sensible call for end to buggery laws

    Laws that criminalize consensual same-sex intimacy still exist in more than sixty countries across the globe – and in most instances these laws are sustained by Church doctrine. The first Intimate Conviction conference in 2017 brought together many voices from across the globe to discuss the role of the church in maintaining these anti-sodomy statutes […]

    December 4, 2020Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Abuse of Power and the Constitutional Obligations of Private Companies

    The recently concluded Jamaican case of Tomlinson v TVJ is, at its core, about power and the covert and overt ways it can be used to perpetuate discrimination against already marginalized groups. It therefore brought to the fore, questions about the extent to which section 13(5) of the Jamaica Charter of Rights stops powerful private […]

    November 16, 2020Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Challenge to anti-sodomy law in Jamaica heard by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

    Sarah Bosha, legal and research advisor from AIDS-Free World, Maurice Tomlinson of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, and Samir Varma, partner with the U.S. law firm Thompson Hine LLP presented a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on behalf of two gay Jamaicans challenging their country’s anti-sodomy law. The legal team argued […]

    December 5, 2019ControversyNo comments
  5. PROMINENT BAJAN JUSTICE URGES COLLEAGUES TO QUESTION THEIR REASONING IN HANDING DECISIONS

    Judicial officers must interrogate their personal biases as well as those embedded in law and culture. This was the advice of Mme. Justice Jacqueline Cornelius, Judge, Barbados Supreme Court, who was at the time speaking at the opening ceremony of a two-day Gender Sensitive Adjudication Training for Judicial Officers in Barbados. The training was made […]

    August 2, 2019CrimeNo comments
  6. Two gay men exiled from Caribbean nation challenge draconian ‘buggery’ and ‘gross indecency’ laws

    Two gay men filed court proceedings to challenge St Vincent and the Grenadines’ “buggery” and “gross indecency” laws, which criminalise homosexuality. Both men, who have been advised by Jeremy Johnson QC and Peter Laverack of 5 Essex Court, assert that their dignity and autonomy are stripped by these laws. They have filed claims with Affidavits […]

    July 30, 2019ControversyNo comments
  7. HIGHEST CARIBBEAN COURT STRIKES DOWN GUYANA’S CROSS-DRESSING LAW

    In a greatly anticipated decision delivered on Tuesday morning, November 13, Guyana’s final court of appeal, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), ruled unanimously that the law which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed in clothing of a different gender for “an […]

    November 19, 2018Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  8. Highest Caribbean Court to Rule on Guyana’s Cross-Dressing Law

    On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 2:00 pm, Trinidad and Tobago time, Guyana’s final court of appeal, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), will deliver its decision in McEwan and others v Attorney General of Guyana, the case which challenged the constitutionality of a law that criminalizes wearing attire of a different gender in public […]

    October 27, 2018Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  9. ‘Coco Cartier’ Stabbed and Slashed?

    Police are conducting investigations into a stabbing incident which occurred sometime around 10:30 pm, on Wednesday the 15th of February 2017, in the area of Kew Road, Bank Hall, St. Michael, which resulted in 30 year old Antonio Todd of Grazettes, St. Michael also known as “Coco Cartier” receiving two stab wounds to the chest. […]

    February 16, 2017Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments