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Colours Cayman launches ‘Allies’ network

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.
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Letter: Equating LGBT rights to colonialism is ‘rubbish’

I have to say that the overseas territories meeting last week was rather disappointing, the idea that LGBTI equality is colonialism is rubbish and rather insulting.

Vandals hit Brac artwork again; ‘went at it with a sledgehammer’

In a second vandalism attack in as many weeks, controversial sculptures by Cayman Brac artist Ronald “Foots” Kynes were found further damaged this week on the sculptor’s Southside Road property.
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Artist’s latest works outrage Cayman Brackers

One of Cayman’s most controversial artists, Ronald “Foots” Kynes, has taken on gay rights and religion in his latest sculpture series, displayed on his property in Cayman Brac.

EDITORIAL – The ‘British Invasion’: Baroness puts Cayman on gay rights notice

This week the Cayman Islands were the subject of dual “invasions”: one by U.S. military aircraft preparing to launch a disaster relief operation in hurricane-struck Haiti; and one by Baroness Joyce Anelay on her first visit to a British Overseas Territory under her ministerial aegis.

UK Overseas Territories Minister makes first trip to Cayman

U.K. Overseas Territories Minister, Baroness Joyce Anelay, made what is believed to be the first speech given by anyone in her position to the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly on Tuesday morning, during a whirlwind tour of all three Cayman islands. The baroness visited the Sister Islands Monday, stating she could not have “chosen a more beautiful starting point” for her first trip to a British Overseas Territory.

EDITORIAL – Gay marriage: A motion or a diversion?

Why have a referendum on support for same-sex marriage? There is no doubt that the answer from the voting public will be “No.”

Motion seeks same-sex marriage vote before election

A legislative motion seeking support for a referendum on the issue of same-sex marriages prior to the May 2017 general election has been accepted by the Cayman Islands Speaker of the House and could be heard on the Legislative Assembly floor as early as next month.

Churches to start campaign for ‘family life’

Church leaders revealed plans Wednesday for a campaign in support of “traditional values” against the backdrop of an ongoing debate over rights for same-sex couples in long-term relationships in the Cayman Islands.

Gay couple wins work permit appeal

Ruling in favor of a same-sex couple, the Immigration Appeals Tribunal granted Leonardo Raznovich’s application to be added to his spouse’s work permit as a dependent. The decision ends 14 months of applications and appeals to the Immigration Department.

Gay couple wins immigration appeal

The Immigration Appeals Tribunal ruled in favor of a same-sex couple, allowing law professor Leonardo Raznovich to be added to his spouse’s work permit as a dependent.

Colours Campaign aims to stop LGBTQ discrimination

A new effort is under way to help promote tolerance and stop discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals in the Cayman Islands.

Bishop supports gay rights

Equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is a “religious imperative,” according to a British bishop who visited the Cayman Islands this week.

Politicians, church ministers oppose LGBT conference

The debate over the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Cayman Islands is heating up again.

Conference will address LGBT issues in Cayman and beyond

Speakers from around the world will gather in Grand Cayman this weekend at the “Queering Paradigms” conference to discuss social injustices faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer and questioning people in the Cayman Islands, the Caribbean and beyond.

Still no answer on gay professor’s appeal

A gay law professor seeking to be added as a dependent on his husband’s work permit has accused the Immigration Appeal Tribunal of “stalling” over the couple’s application.

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