Tag: LGBT community

Roper: Police investigating hate speech

Roper: Police investigating hate speech

| 21/09/2020 | 136 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has said that the RCIPS is now investigating recent threats made against the LGBT+ community on social media and radio, which Roper described as “shocking”. This is despite previous comments by the police commissioner that they were not investigating and a apparent miscommunication over the hate speech. The governor has again […]

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Sex and gender education key to fight abuse

Sex and gender education key to fight abuse

| 18/09/2020 | 113 Comments

(CNS): Educating young people, teachers, parents and guardians on the sensitive subjects of gender identity, sexual orientation and mental health is important in the fight against discrimination, bullying, abuse, mental illness and even suicide, according to Colours Cayman, a local LGBT advocacy group. With a recent surge in hate speech and verbal attacks on the […]

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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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HRC expects UK to act as CMA remains defiant

HRC expects UK to act as CMA remains defiant

| 31/07/2020 | 115 Comments

(CNS): The passage of the Domestic Partnership Bill into law “should have been inevitable”, given the ruling of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal, the Human Rights Commission has said. But as the “Legislative Assembly failed once again” to meet it obligations, “direct intervention by the United Kingdom now appears likely”, the HRC said in […]

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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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Eden denies hate speech then attacks LGBTs

Eden denies hate speech then attacks LGBTs

| 18/11/2019 | 213 Comments

(CNS): During the budget debate on Monday opposition MLA Anthony Eden (SAV) denied engaging in hate speech about the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender community. But appearing to be surprised by the warning from Governor Martyn Roper about the language used in the Legislative Assembly in the past, Eden denied that people who “choose” a […]

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Colours demand marriage equality by year end

Colours demand marriage equality by year end

| 18/11/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The local activist group advocating for the rights of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people has called on the governor to put same-sex marriage equality in place before the end of the year. In the wake of the ruling by the Court of Appeal that the Cayman Islands must “expeditiously” legalise civil unions for […]

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HRC: Appeal in same-sex marriage case ‘unarguable’

HRC: Appeal in same-sex marriage case ‘unarguable’

| 04/04/2019 | 199 Comments

(CNS): The Human Rights Commission has said that government’s decision to appeal Chief Justice Antony Smellie’s judgment in the same-sex marriage petition will fail because the grounds are “weak to the point of being unarguable”. The HRC said government’s decision to commit hundreds of thousands of dollars of public money to appeal, based only on […]

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Education minister urges disruption to gay wedding

Education minister urges disruption to gay wedding

| 04/04/2019 | 324 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH RESPONSE FROM DAY: Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has urged the public to attend, uninvited, to what will be the first ever same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands in order to object to it. In her contribution to a debate in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, the member for Cayman Brac East implied […]

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