Tag: Cayman LGBTQ Foundation

Activists call for hate crime legislation

Activists call for hate crime legislation

| 06/01/2022 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Noel Cayasso-Smith, the founder of the Cayman LGBTQ Foundation, is calling on legislators to introduce hate crime legislation, not just to protect members of the community his organisation represents but all vulnerable groups who could be targeted because of who they are.

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Private school opens gates to LGBTQ Foundation

Private school opens gates to LGBTQ Foundation

| 01/09/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): One of very few private schools in the Cayman Islands that is not affiliated to any church, the Cayman International School, invited the Cayman LGBTQ Foundation to its recent Back to School BBQ and Information Bonanza and gave the non-profit organisation a booth where young people could get information on how it can assist […]

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Pride is not that black and white

Pride is not that black and white

| 03/08/2021 | 57 Comments

Billie “Bee” Bryan writes: “Baby steps.” Those are the words so many have tried to placate me with whenever I’m enquired about my response to “Cayman Gay Pride”. As if to suggest that any action taken to uplift LGBTQIA+ people in the Cayman Islands is without scrutiny and that the event was “at least” a […]

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600 to march in historic Pride Parade

600 to march in historic Pride Parade

| 29/07/2021 | 167 Comments

(CNS): The premier, the governor, ministers and MLAs will join around 600 members of the public on Saturday when the Cayman LGBTQ Foundation hosts the Cayman Islands’ debut Pride Parade. Noel Cayasso-Smith from the foundation said he was extremely proud to have been able to organise this historic event, and at 53 years old, he […]

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Governor and premier to speak at Pride parade

Governor and premier to speak at Pride parade

| 13/07/2021 | 115 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper and Premier Wayne Panton have accepted invitations to speak at the historic ‘Cayman Pride’ parade, scheduled for the 31 July. The first ever official celebration of Pride in Cayman will include a street parade from Seven Mile Public Beach to Palm Heights (Tillies restaurant), where the Rainbow Flag has been flying […]

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Police to receive diversity training

Police to receive diversity training

| 23/09/2020 | 133 Comments

(CNS): Following recent concerns over violent and abusive threats made on social media and local radio stations against the LGBT+ community, the RCIPS has now committed to taking their concerns more seriously, to investigate the threats, appoint a police contact for that community and undertake sensitivity training for officers. The commitments came following meetings last […]

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RCIPS disputes response to hate speech

RCIPS disputes response to hate speech

| 11/09/2020 | 86 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has taken issue with a report on CNS because the service appears to be uncomfortable with the headline and quotes by the police commissioner Derek Byrne implying he did not think a collection of unpleasant and unnerving comments about the LGBT+ amounted to hate speech. Although the article quoted the commissioner directly […]

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New LGBT+ group aims to increase support

New LGBT+ group aims to increase support

| 09/09/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): A new non-profit organisation has been created to help build services for members of the LGBT+ community, increase inclusivity, raise awareness and improve sexual and mental health services. The Cayman LGBTQ Foundation hopes to join Colours Cayman, the first LGBT group in the Cayman Islands, to support the needs of the community at a […]

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LGBT ‘hate’ speech not criminal, says CoP

LGBT ‘hate’ speech not criminal, says CoP

| 09/09/2020 | 101 Comments

(CNS): Hate speech about hanging gay people ‘in a loving way’, exposing the sexuality of those attending a fundraiser for a new LGBT awareness group and comments about deporting LGBT people, which are proliferating on social media, do not yet rise to the level of a crime, Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has said. However, the […]

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