Monday, 11 November 2013

Plight and Pride of the Caribbean homosexuals - Caribbean IRN Update October 2013

An editorial in the Kaieteur News of Guyana speaks to the Plight of the Homosexuals, while a BBC documentary (first aired 9 November, 2013) addresses Jamaica's Gay Divide.

Earlier in October, the police conducted a raid in Jamaica on some of the homeless gay youth as reported in this news item . Their belongings were burnt and no alternative accommodation was found for the youth.

SASOD launches a video with the Envisioning Project entitled Homophobia in Guyana at which tells the story of Jessica and Maeve .

On Monday 28th October, 2013 SASOD and other Guyanese organisations made submissions to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)  on "Violence, Sexuality and Gender Issues Affecting Children in Guyana" . The IACHR urged the government to take leadership in ensuring Human Rights.

The hearing can be viewed at .

The launch of the book " Legal and Policy Perspectives on HIV and Human Rights in the Caribbean"  in Trinidad & Tobago generated discussion about the immigration laws of Trinidad & Tobago which bar homosexuals from entering the country.

The UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS made a special appeal for the laws to be repealed
Former Chief Justice of Trinidad & Tobago, Satnarine Sharma said he personally does not find the idea of two men living together repugnant

In Belize, the parliament has started to discuss amendments to their sexual offences legislation to include further protections for children.

A Groundation Grenada blog talks about Religion and Rights in the Caribbean.

Suriname hosted its third LGBT Pride celebrations which ended on International Coming out Day on 11 October, 2013

Taken from LeKotidien

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