Category Archives: Caribbean

  1. The Caribbean: State-Sponsored Homophobia Helps Spread HIV

    via Open Society, by David Scamell A few weeks ago, civil society groups and human rights activists from across the Caribbean met with officials from UNAIDS, UNDP, and various national governments to talk about the impact that laws have on the HIV epidemic in the region. The meeting was the second regional dialogue of the UNDP Global Read More >>

    Caribbean, criminalization, gay men, HIV, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, Jamaica, MSM
  2. Criminalization Hampers HIV Prevention in the Caribbean

    From UNAIDS Today Two-thirds of countries in the Caribbean continue to criminalize homosexuality. Where homophobia is institutionalized in the law, stigma and discrimination against men who have sex with men is pronounced. Homophobia blocks access to HIV prevention programmes and impacts the quality of care for people living with HIV. “Imagine yourself as a gay man in Read More >>

    Caribbean, criminalization, prevention, stigma, UNAIDS
  3. The War on Love in Trinidad and Tobago

    From gspott: t&t’s trigger site for sogi passion and advocacy blog October 23rd may have been the largest (and perhaps the first) GLBT protest in T&T’s history. Young people and a few older ones filled a “big maxi” and two cars, dressed in jerseys that announced “The homosexual agenda” of GLBT people in T&T and their allies Read More >>

    advocacy, Caribbean, LGBT rights
  4. Stephen Lewis on homophobia

    [Excerpt from Stephen Lewis’ speech at the IAS Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, July 19, 2009. Read the full speech.] When the Government of Senegal jails eight gay AIDS activists for no reason except homophobia, setting back the fight against AIDS, where are the scientific voices of condemnation? Right now, in the Caribbean, every country save the Read More >>

    Caribbean, homophobia, Jamaica, Senegal, Stephen Lewis
  5. Caribbean nations see HIV success

    I first met Otisha, a tall Afro-Guyanese transvestite prostitute in 2003 when I reported on HIV and Aids in Guyana and Barbados. Back then, the Caribbean had the second highest rate of infection in the world. The prevalence among female sex workers in Guyana was 27% and 21% for men who have sex with men. Five years Read More >>

    anal sex, Caribbean, gay men, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, MSM, sex work, transgendered, women
  6. Caribbean Laws Criminalizing Homosexuality Hampering Efforts To Fight HIV/AIDS, Should Be Repealed, Officials Say

    via the Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report HIV advocates and health officials in the Caribbean recently called for a repeal of laws in the region that criminalize male-to-male sexual contact during the eighth annual Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS, the CMC/Antigua Sun reports. The CMC/Sun reports that HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men in the Read More >>

    Caribbean, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, homosexuality
  7. News of IRMA-ALC Spreads Around the Globe!

    da la bienvenida a In its latest issue of GC News, which reaches an audience of nearly 1,000 people from around the world, the Global Campaign for Microbicides spreads the good news about the creation of IRMA-ALC (América latina y El Caribe). Check the GCM web site to read the latest issue of GC News and to Read More >>

    advocacy, Caribbean, Global Campaign for Microbicides, IRMA ALC, Latin America, Peru, Spanish/español