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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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Governor tells LGBTs civil partnerships are safe

Governor tells LGBTs civil partnerships are safe

| 21/06/2021 | 67 Comments

(CNS): As Colours Caribbean celebrated its first anniversary this weekend advocating for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, members welcomed the support of Governor Martyn Roper in a key note speech at the event. Roper told the community that as well as backing their efforts to fight for justice and equality, he believed the […]

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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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Religious freedom, LGBTI people and MLAs

Religious freedom, LGBTI people and MLAs

| 12/02/2020 | 63 Comments

Dr Leonardo Raznovich writes: A person that is struggling with their sexual orientation may often feel lonely, vulnerable and confused. They may also feel a sense of rejection from society or may even be ostracised by their friends, family and loved ones, people to whom they would ordinarily first look for guidance and support. This […]

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MLAs use privilege to deride gay rights

MLAs use privilege to deride gay rights

| 06/02/2020 | 280 Comments

(CNS): The veteran MLA for Savannah, Anthony Eden, led the charge, once again, of politicians using parliamentary privilege to deride the LGBT community and attack marriage equality. As well as making claims that coronavirus, the recent earthquake, AIDS and even global warming are all God’s punishment for the immorality that foreigners are bringing here, Eden […]

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Colours demands apology for HR lawyer

Colours demands apology for HR lawyer

| 27/11/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The local activist group advocating for LGBT rights has demanded an apology from Members of the Legislative Assembly after the human rights lawyer, Dr Leonardo Raznovich, was targetted by lawmakers last week who asked the attorney general to deport him. Billie Bryan, the Caymanian leader of Colours Cayman, said this was a “witch-hunt” where […]

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Equality means marriage, say LGBTQ activists

Equality means marriage, say LGBTQ activists

| 11/11/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): As government drags its heels over an order to implement a legal framework equivalent to marriage for same-sex couples, a local group advocating for LGBTQ equality in Cayman has said that until same-sex couples can marry, they will not be equal. Following the appeal court ruling overturning the chief justice’s decision to legalise gay […]

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No commitment from premier on gay unions

No commitment from premier on gay unions

| 07/11/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin welcomed the decision made by the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal on Thursday allowing his government’s appeal against the chief justice’s ruling earlier this year, which legalised gay marriage. But despite the unequivocal direction from the panel of judges who heard the appeal that government must introduce same-sex unions that are […]

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Gov’t ordered to legalise gay unions

Gov’t ordered to legalise gay unions

| 07/11/2019 | 178 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has ordered the government to immediately provide the necessary legislation, equal to marriage, for same-sex couples, after allowing its appeal against the chief justice’s legalisation of gay marriage. “Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush are entitled, expeditiously, to legal protection in the Cayman Islands which is functionally equivalent […]

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LGBT people face toxic rhetoric

LGBT people face toxic rhetoric

| 18/07/2019 | 79 Comments

(CNS): Activists from the local organisation promoting equality for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community have raised concerns about the escalation of “toxic rhetoric” they are facing with an increase in rallies and events targeted against them and their demands for their rights to be respected.

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Anti same-sex marriage rally fuels homophobia

Anti same-sex marriage rally fuels homophobia

| 15/04/2019 | 333 Comments

(CNS): A rally organised by local churches on Saturday against the legalisation of same-sex marriage attracted over a thousand people, who gathered in Heroes Square, George Town. Although the event slogan was “We love all people, but we say no to same sex”, there were numerous homophobic signs on display and many people condemned the […]

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