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Pride - Caribbean IRN Update - May, June, July, August, September 2023

Composite Image derived from Left - Cuba Conga 2023 Yamil Lage/AFP , Right - Barbados Pride from Barbados Today   Pride A conga against homophobia and transphobia was held in Cuba in May 2023 , returning for the first time since 2018.     Pride Month in June was commemorated by Pride Barbados , concluding in a march.  The Guyana Pride Festival was held in June and included the Pride Parade .   In July,  Pride Parade was held in Cayman Islands and in Martinique Pride Trinidad and Tobago was celebrated in July. St Lucia Pride Week was held in August for the fifth time. Pride Week in Belize was held in August., around the anniversary of the Court ruling which struck down the sodomy laws in Belize. The theme for Bermuda Pride was 'Homecoming'. Pride Ja was celebrated in August in Jamaica.  The Pride March in Guadelope had six persons.  The US Embassy in Bahamas raised the Pride Flag, and US Vice-President Kamala Harris reportedly expressed support for activist Alexus D&#

" Unite the people" - Caribbean IRN Update January, February, March, April 2023

Unity and disunity   'Unite the people' seems to have b een the message of T.O.K as they bun their Chi-Chi-Man song even as fans and others insist they should stand their ground as many Caribbean governments continue to stand their ground.  In Guyana , the British High Commissioner invokes  LGBTIQ+ equality and press freedom and other human rights as represents of the Government enjoy cake after Coronation of King Charles. In Guyana as well, the Government uses an image of a Pride parade to show  they endorse  'Freedom from Discrimination' as they continue to sustain the discriminatory legislation and other practices and policies. The Jamaica Observer reports on the delays in the Constitutional case brought by Maurice Tomlinson, while an Editorial in the Jamaica Gleaner recognises that the Jamaican Constitutional Reform Committee might be screening people who are in favour of LGBTIQ+ equality. "Different Boats, Same Sea: Gender & Climate Advocacy in the

St Kitts and Nevis; and Barbados Pride - Caribbean IRN Update August, September, October, November, December 2022

By Shivsharan Trasi - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,       Laws and rights The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE) and the Saint Kitts Nevis Alliance for Equality (SKNAFE) welcomed the ruling of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court on 29 August, 2022 which said that the buggery laws were unconstitutional.     In December 2022, the S upreme Court of the Republic of Barbados ruled that similar legal provisions were unconstitutional. The Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba ruled in favour of  same-sex marriage in Aruba and Curaçao,   Colours Caribbean in Cayman Islands says the UK Privy Council ' continues to enable the oppression of LGBTQIA+ people in the Caribbean by reversing progressive lower court decisions and upholding the enforceability and constitutionality of anti-LGBTQIA+ laws in those states (most of which were themselves introduced by the UK)." But legislators in the UK would like Bermuda