Gay Jamaica News & Reports 2007-08

    Also see: Caribbean Anti Violence Project SoulRebels against Chi-Chi Music   1 Cops save three alleged homosexuals from angry crowd 2/07 2 Jamaica: Gay Leader Escapes Homophobic Lynch Mob 2/07 3 Large number of gay cops 3/07 4 Area church helps Jamaica’s lesbian, gay community 3/07 5 Homophobic violence at Jamaica funeral 4/07… Read more »

Gay Jamaica News & Reports 2005-06

Also see: Caribbean Anti Violence Project 1 New Gay Caribbean Organization: Outreach Caribbean Spring 2005 2 Lesbian Activists in Jamaica Tell Horror Stories 3/05 3 New co-chair of Jamaica’s gay rights group not deterred 3/05 4 The Cries of Men– Voices of Raped and Sexually Abused Jamaican Men 3/05 5 New push for gay rights… Read more »

Gay Jamaica News & Reports 2003-04

Also see: Caribbean Anti Violence Project 1 Jamaican Bays, Beaches Offer No Safe Harbor for People with HIV/AIDS 1/03 2 Storytelling: Phillip Pike documents homophobia 4/03 3 A Victory and a Reminder 7/03 4 Gays gain ground in Anglican Church (but Jamaica protests) 8/03 5 Gay rights in UK activists seek arrest of Jamaica reggae… Read more »

Gay Cuba News & Reports 2010-11

1 Statement On Despathologization Of Transsexualism 1/10 2 Cuba Performing State-Sponsored Sex Change Surgery 1/10 3 Cuba pays for gender reassignment surgery 3/10 4 Cubans Hold First March Against Homophobia 5/10 5 Cuban drag queens take to the stage 5/10 6 Castro takes responsibility for Cuba persecuting gays 9/10 7 Ten Years Fighting HIV/AIDS and… Read more »

Gay Cuba News & Reports 2008-09

also see: Caribbean Anti Violence Project 1 Cuban law may recognise same-sex partners, say officials 1/08 2 Gay marriage? Unrestricted travel? 2/08 3 Castro’s departure brings hope for gay Cubans 2/08 4 Castro champions gay rights in Cuba 3/08 5 It begins Saturday the 17th with a broad public program: Cenesex 5/08 6 Raul Castro’s… Read more »

Gay Cuba News & Reports 2003-07

Also see: Caribbean Anti Violence Project Travel Special for Dec-Jan 2007-08: Queers to Cuba Tour (non-profit educational agency) Click here 1 Cuba Libre? Guess Again! (A Criticism of Travel to Cuba) 1/03 2 Sleeping With the Enemy? Tourism and Gay Cuba’s Changing Face 2/03 3 Gays struggling to find a place in macho Cuba 8/02… Read more »

Being Gay in Antigua and Barbuda

Letter to Editor – It is a well noted fact that Antiguans and Barbudans are very divided on the issue of homosexuality, however the exact ratio is still yet to be determined. The point that I am trying to raise is that just like any other hot issue, it is placed on the back burner,… Read more »

Gay Granada News & Reports

Also see: Gay Caribbean News & Reports 1 Grenada opens arms to gay cruises 12/07 2 Grenada relents on gay cruises 12/07 3 Police in Grenada accuse man of having gay sex 5/11 December 6, 2007 – Jamaica Gleaner 1 Grenada opens arms to gay cruises St. George’s, Grenada (CMC) – The Grenada Government yesterday… Read more »

Gay Aruba News & Reports

Also see: Caribbean Anti Violence Project 1 Lesbian couple caught in Aruba-Netherlands rift 8/05 2 Court rules Aruba must register marriage of lesbian couple 8/05 3 Court: Aruba must recognize Dutch same-sex marriages 4/07 4 Aruba has to recognise gay marriage, says Dutch supreme court 4/07 Associated Press 1 Lesbian couple caught in Aruba-Netherlands rift… Read more »

Gay Bahamas News & Reports

1 Gay love: Two Bahamian men talk about their lives 7/03 2 When is gay, gay? 8/03 3 Gay lifestyle is top challenge for teens–claims anti-gay cleric 3/04 4 Anti gay cruise rally set for Sunday 7/04 5 Gay cruise visitors to take in local tours7/04 6 Welcome to the Bahamas from The Rainbow Alliance… Read more »

Gay Montserrat News & Reports

1 Britain to Scrap Anti-Gay Laws 3/01 2 Montserrat volcano erupts, fires in former capital 12/08 (non gay story) 3 Montserrat: An Island Under Siege 12/08 (non gay story) From Associated Press March 4, 2001 1 Britain to Scrap Anti-Gay Laws by Marcelo Ballve San Juan, Puerto Rico — Britain’s plan to scrap anti-gay laws… Read more »

Gay Cuba News & Reports 1997-2002

Also see: Caribbean Anti Violence Project 1 Havana Boys: Interviews with gay men and a mother 2001 2 Book review: ‘Drag Queens and Macho Men in Cuba’ by Ian Lumsden" 10/97 3 Book Review:  ‘Machos. Maricones, and Gays–Cuba and Homosexuality’ 1/01 4 Whorehouse of the Caribbean (Con) 6/01 5 Gays Wed In Cuba (con) 6/01… Read more »

Gay Curacao News & Reports

Also see: Caribbean Anti Violence Project 1 Curaçao launches new web site for gay travelers 1/05 2 Curaçao courts gay travelers 1/05 3 Live and let live, says the island of Curaçao 4/05 4 Becky Alter: out, professional, touring musician finds gay-friendly bar 7/07 5 Gay-friendly vibe is strong in Curacao: There is no real… Read more »

Gay U.S. Virgin Islands News & Reports

Also see: Caribbean Anti Violence Project 1 Community leaders talk about legalizing same-sex marriage 7/04 2 The Caribbean: U. S. Virgin Islands Check Travel Info 1/08 Associated Press, July 22, 2004 1 Community leaders talk about legalizing same-sex marriage as way of boosting tourism in U.S. Virgin Islands by Mat Probasco, Associated Press & Charlotte… Read more »

Gay St. Kitts & Nevis News & Reports

1 A Welcome Mat for Gays in the Caribbean? 6/05 2 Saint Kitts and Nevis: The situation of homosexuals 6/08 3 St Kitts and Nevis: Execution is a shameless act 12/08 4 St. Kitts-Nevis Universal Periodic Review 2/11 5 Statement at UPR on Saint Kitts and Nevis 6/11 June 1, 2005 – Time Magazine 1… Read more »

Gay Puerto Rico News & Reports

Also see: Caribbean Anti Violence Project 1 Puerto Rico’s Sodomy Law Just "Tip of the Iceberg" 3/03 2 Puerto Rico’s Law 103: A Colonial Imposition 3/03 3 Gay-rights issues bring protesters to streets 4/03 4 Government appeals Supreme court ruling 4/03 5 Local Supreme Court insists on excluding gays from Law 54 5/03 6 Gays… Read more »

Gay St. Lucia Island, West Indies, News & Reports

Also see: Caribbean Anti Violence Project 1 Gays outlawed in St Lucia: A change is coming? 8/03 2 Reply to St.Lucia Radio’s Andre Paul (News Report #1 above) 4/05 3 St Lucian law may permit same-sex marriage, says local hotelier 7/05 4 Why Gay Men Live a Lie! 7/10 5 Being gay 3/11 6 St… Read more »

Gay Antigua and Barbuda News & Reports

1 Antigua and Barbuda 6/07 2 West Indies: Anglican Church maintains stance on homosexuality 12/07 3 Homophobia regarded as a major setback to the HIV fight 9/09 4 Local MSM Community Watching Buggery Law Test Case in Belize 9/11 5 UNAIDS director says buggery law debate is good 10/11 June 2007 – 1 Antigua… Read more »

Gay Netherlands Antilles News & Reports

1 Religious groups call rally to oppose same-sex marriage 6/04 2 In St. Maarten Two Men Attacked Because They’re Gay 4/06 3 Caribbean can be chilly when it comes to welcoming gays 11/07 4 Gay Marriage Coming To The Netherlands Antilles 9/10 5 The Netherlands: Transgender Law Violates Rights 9/11 June 3, 2004 –… Read more »

Gay Caribbean News & Reports 2001-2009

Summary-Regional Consultation on Health Promotion and the Provision of Care to MSM in Latin America and the Caribbean 1 Britain repeals laws banning homosexuality in Caribbean territories 1/01 2 Caribbean Governments in Denial as AIDS Ravages Caribbean 5/03 3 The Caribbean’s Best Gay Beaches 4/05 4 Gayness in the Caribbean 1/06 5 Caribbean Anti Violence… Read more »

Gay Jamaica News & Reports 1999-2002

Also see:Caribbean Anti Violence Project 1 Caribbean Leaders Blast British Demands To Legalize Homosexuality 4 /99 2 Jamaican Students Beaten at Northern Caribbean University 2/01 3 Gang Violence Escalating in Jamaica 6/01 4 Assessment of Jamaica’s HIV/AIDS Surveillance System 8/01 5 Roots of Homophobia in Jamaica 6 Unchanged Laws Delay Efforts to Stop HIV/AIDS 7/02… Read more »

Gay Bermuda News & Reports

Also see: Caribbean Anti Violence Project LGBT Bermuda links and information: The Bermuda Human Rights Alliance Gay Travel in Bermuda (disabled at this time) From Think twice before planning a holiday on Bermuda. Although many gays live in and visit Bermuda, the island is rather repressive to homosexuals. Displays of affection by same-sex… Read more »

Gay Haiti News & Reports

Also see: Caribbean Anti Violence Project 1 Haitian Coalition Expresses Grave Concern over Violence and Growing Chaos in Haiti 12/03 2 Haitian Pragmatics: Social Customs 3 Ban on Demonstration Defied in Cap Hatien 12/02 4 Trees in Haiti Fall Victim to Poverty of the People 3/03 (none gay story) 5 In the Vanguard Fighting AIDS,… Read more »

Gay Barbados News & Reports

Caribbean Anti Violence Project   1 Time to get rid of bigotry in our country 1/03 2 People & Things: Who is chi chi (gay) man? (Homophobic pop music) 3/03 3 Gay rights debate continues 6/03 4 Gay rights and legal questions (anti-gay commentary) 7/03 5 Life in Prison for Gay Sex vs Change the… Read more »

Gay Turks & Caicos News & Reports

1 Turks & Caicos Chief Minister responds to opposition leader over gay cruise 4/05 Caribbean Net News April 8, 2005 1 Turks & Caicos Chief Minister responds to opposition leader over gay cruise by Bridgette V Newman “He who is without sin, Let him cast the first stone” these were the words echoed by… Read more »

Gay Saint Vincent and the Grenadine News & Reports

1 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Treatment of homosexuals 11/06 2 No decriminalisation of same-sex relationships 5/11 01 November 2006 – 7 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Treatment of homosexuals, including the availability of state protection and the attitude of the general public toward them Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa… Read more »

Gay Trinidad & Tobago News & Reports 2004-10

1 Gays in Trinidad & Tobago protection–from Abroad, Not at Home 6/04 2 Gender on Trinidad & Tobago’s Government Agenda 3/05 3 Tobago To Elton John: You’re Gay, Stay Away 3/07 4 Black lesbian has head shaved bald in barbershop 4/07 5 Gay man taunted by cops gets $28,400 7/07 6 ‘Paradise Lost’ film shows… Read more »

Gay Dominican Republic News & Reports

Also see: Gay Domincan Republic story Dominican Republic LGBT Movement–A Sociopolitical and Cultural Approach Caribbean Anti Violence Project 1 Governments in Denial as AIDS Ravages Caribbean 5/03 2 Dancing With the Devils: Carnival Time 10/05 3 Publication of book: ‘Musing under the Moon: … 6/06 4 CCNY’S Dominican Archives Wins Top Award For Excellence 10/07… Read more »

Aruba Must Recognize Same-sex Marriages From Netherlands

According to a recent court ruling in the Netherlands Antilles (Court of First Instance, 17 July 2008), a same-sex couple that was married in the Netherlands and subsequently moved to the Netherlands Antilles (Curacao), has the same rights under Netherlands Antilles law (or Aruban law as the case may be) as Netherlands Antilles opposite-married couples… Read more »

The Gay Agenda Threatens To Destablize Modern Societies

…the gay conversation Last night, I finally had a chance to respond to an email I received from Dan Savage, the editor of The Stranger – wittingly described by a friend as “the alternative” paper to Seattle’s alternative newspaper [Seattle Weekly]. As readers of this blog know, he authored what I thought to be a… Read more »

Netherlands Forces Homosexual ‘Marriage’ on Aruba

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – The Caribbean island state of Aruba must recognize same-sex marriages performed in the Netherlands, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled April 13, forcing legal recognition of homosexual marriages in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, as well as the Netherlands proper. The case went to the Supreme Court after a municipal official for… Read more »

Prime Minister Offers Measured Pro-Gay Response to Bigoted Church Hysteria

Islands Of The Bahamas’ Position On Gay And Lesbian Travel Nassau, The Bahamas – The Right Honorable Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Islands Of The Bahamas presented the following speech regarding The Bahamas’ position on gay and lesbian travel to the people of The Bahamas via national television. The Commonwealth supports… Read more »