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Cayman Islanders gathered in a show of solidarity with the LGBTQ community on Sunday at Public Beach. More than 100 residents arrived, dressed in bright colours, to reject anti-LGBTQ hate speech and stand in support of Colours Cayman.
Debate over LGBTQ rights in the Cayman Islands has reached a boiling point on social media, with comments and accusations turning vitriolic at times. Governor Martyn Roper weighed in on the increasingly tense issue, calling on all members of the community to think twice about what they publish online.
Legislators on Monday are set to debate the Domestic Partnership Bill, which seeks to provide a legal framework for same-sex couples to enter into a formal union.
Targeted violence and discrimination make the Americas a dangerous place to live for transgender people – individuals whose gender identity does not conform to the sex (male or female) that they were assigned at birth. Transgender women of colour, especially, face a deadly trio of misogyny, racism and homophobia.
Colours Cayman has called upon Governor Martyn Roper to establish a deadline for government to act on the issue of same-sex marriage.
Rainbow turtles have begun appearing in the doorways of some Cayman Islands businesses. The decals represent efforts by Colours Cayman to identify LGBT-friendly organisations on island and create safe spaces for all residents, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.