Trans(cendence), a regional event elevating the rights, well-being and emancipation of gender diverse people in the Caribbean, will be hosted in Saint Lucia in May. Transcendence includes a human rights conference and the Mr and Ms Queeribbean competition.
A celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), Transcendence centres transgender and non-binary people.
The inaugural conference on human rights for transgender people in the Caribbean, is hosted by ECADE, Butterfly Barbados and Transwave out of Jamaica.
(Bridgetown, December 13, 2022) The Republic of Barbados is the latest Caribbean nation to declare unconstitutional, laws that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
In a third case of historic precedent, The High Court of The Republic of Barbados, affirmed the constitutional rights of LGBTQ+ citizens by striking down the country’s buggery laws.
ECADE, Equals and Butterfly Barbados applaud this decision on behalf of all LGBTQ+ people in Barbados and the Caribbean.
(Castries, August 29, 2022) In a second case of historic precedent, the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis (St. Kitts and Nevis) has affirmed the constitutional rights of LGBTQ+ citizens by striking down the country’s buggery law. The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE) and the Saint Kitts Nevis Alliance for Equality (SKNAFE) welcome this repeal of anti-LGBTQ laws in St. Kitts and Nevis.
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