Tag: LGBT community

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 th [...]

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Referendum bid on gay marriage fails

Referendum bid on gay marriage fails

| 07/10/2016 | 119 Comments

(CNS): The government narrowly defeated MLA Anthony Eden’s efforts to force it into a referendum on same-sex marriage after a long debate in the Legislative Assembly Thursday. Going down to the wire, all eight members of the opposition benches supported the motion, while all nine government me [...]

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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 o [...]

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Governor: CIG must protect LGBT rights

Governor: CIG must protect LGBT rights

| 26/09/2016 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The government has an obligation to protect the rights of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the governor has said in an email to the local gay activist organisation Colours, but she has still fallen short of calling for the legalization of same sex unions. Th [...]

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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 th [...]

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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 [...]

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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 hea [...]

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US lawyer to headline local anti-gay rally

US lawyer to headline local anti-gay rally

| 30/08/2016 | 200 Comments

(CNS): A conservative Christian lawyer from the United States who has suggested that legalising gay marriage would lead to a catalogue of social ills will be one of three guest speakers headlining a religious rally in Cayman next month. The event, which is being organised by a group of local chu [...]

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Independents want same-sex union ballot

Independents want same-sex union ballot

| 25/08/2016 | 150 Comments

(CNS): All of the independent MLAs sitting on the opposition benches have signed and supported a private members motion moved by Anthony Eden calling on government to hold a referendum on the recognition of same-sex unions in local law before the 2017 General Election. None of the five members ar [...]

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