Erasing 76 Crimes

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The harsh anti-buggery laws of Barbados contribute to homophobic stigma that discourages LGBT people from getting health care and has helped boost their HIV infection rate to 10 times that of the country’s general population. That’s one of the reasons three Barbadians last week challenged those laws at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), says activist/lawyer Maurice Tomlinson, who is assisting the initiative. Maurice Tomlinson is a Jamaican attorney-at-law who spent two wonderful years studying in this beautiful country and at this Cave Hill campus. He is also a senior policy analyst with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, which promotes the human rights of people living with, at risk of or affected by HIV or AIDS, in Canada and internationally.

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