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LGBTI network welcomed into Commonwealth

LGBTI network welcomed into Commonwealth

| 26/06/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN) has become the first lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) organisation to be officially accredited by the Commonwealth. The NGO will now benefit from increased access to, participation in and information about Commonwealth matters and [...]

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Eden returns to anti-human rights rhetoric

Eden returns to anti-human rights rhetoric

| 02/06/2017 | 207 Comments
(CNS): In his first words to the Legislative Assembly after his re-election for his seventh term, Anthony Eden wasted no time before taking aim at the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and human rights. He said he was back to defend Christian values and the sanctity of marriag [...]

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Activists petition EU to push UK on LGBT rights

Activists petition EU to push UK on LGBT rights

| 16/05/2017 | 98 Comments
(CNS): The first non-governmental organisation in Cayman formed to represent the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) community is lobbying the European Union to force the UK to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights in its territories. Colours Cayman wants European le [...]

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Same-sex couples urged to test Cayman marriage law

Same-sex couples urged to test Cayman marriage law

| 09/05/2017 | 235 Comments
(CNS): A legal expert is urging same-sex Caymanian couples who want to get married to put the local legislation to the test as he believes there is no lawful prohibition to same-sex marriages in either the Constitution or the Marriage Law. Dr Leo Raznovich, a former Truman Bodden Law School professo [...]

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Activists to build on LGBT issues momentum

Activists to build on LGBT issues momentum

| 09/01/2017 | 104 Comments
(CNS): While 2016 was the year that Cayman began talking openly about equality for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, local activists hope that 2017 will be the year things really start to change. Building on the momentum from last year, Colours Cayman is hoping that th [...]

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LGBT activists ask who is minister for rights

LGBT activists ask who is minister for rights

| 13/12/2016 | 106 Comments
(CNS): A local organisation standing up for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Cayman has asked the governor to identify who, if not Gender Affairs Minister Tara Rivers, is responsible for human rights. Having receiving no response from Governor Helen Kilpatrick to [...]

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Gender minister denies brief for LGBT issues

Gender minister denies brief for LGBT issues

| 12/10/2016 | 89 Comments
(CNS): Tara Rivers, the minister with responsibility for gender affairs, has denied that issues relating to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, including the controversial question of same-sex marriage or civil unions, fall under her area of responsibility. In a statement to the Le [...]

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Cayman has obligation to LGBT equality, says OT minister

Cayman has obligation to LGBT equality, says OT minister

| 04/10/2016 | 122 Comments
(CNS): The UK’s overseas territories minister, Baroness Anelay, told the Legislative Assembly Tuesday that the continued discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community placed the Cayman Islands Government in breach of its legal obligations. Addressing MLAs at the openi [...]

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LBGT activist calls on UK to end discrimination

LBGT activist calls on UK to end discrimination

| 21/09/2016 | 188 Comments
(CNS): A representative from Colours Cayman, the only organisation in the Cayman Islands campaigning for equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has called on the UK to end the inequity, discrimination and mounting hostility against them. Billie Bryan, who founded the g [...]

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Alden warns against ‘hatred and bigotry’

Alden warns against ‘hatred and bigotry’

| 12/09/2016 | 165 Comments
(CNS): The premier called for tolerance and respect for human rights when he spoke at an anti-gay rally Sunday. Alden McLaughlin told an audience at the religious event, billed as supporting biblical family values, that his government won’t introduce same-sex marriage but he also warned against cr [...]

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‘Expertise’ of anti-gay rally line-up challenged

‘Expertise’ of anti-gay rally line-up challenged

| 09/09/2016 | 107 Comments
(CNS): As church organisers prepare for this weekend’s anti-gay rights rally, members of Cayman’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community have challenged the expertise of the controversial Christian conservative lawyer billed as the headline speaker and a Jamaican leader billed as a health [...]

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