Canada vows to take action against sex tourists who target children
The Canadian government has vowed to stop sex offenders from travelling abroad to abuse children in the wake of a series by the Toronto Star and El Nuevo Herald that exposed how easily Canadian sex tourists can slip through the cracks — and across borders.
A transgender elected official reflects an evolving Cuba
Ms Hernández, 48, who identifies as a woman and goes by Adela, would sooner cut a lazy bureaucrat to size with her sharp tongue than chop sugar cane with a machete. And you would more likely catch her hauling water to her house in platform heels than trudging the streets in fatigues and work boots.
Pope Francis was quiet on Argentine sex abuse cases as archbishop
Father Julio Cesar Grassi was a celebrity in the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires. The young, dynamic, media-savvy priest networked with wealthy Argentines to fund an array of schools, orphanages and job training programs for poor and abandoned youths, winning praise from Argentine politicians and his superior, Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
Cuba finds its footing on LGBT rights
When our organization embarked on a study of women and gender equality in Cuba, we interviewed dozens of women across the island. After speaking to them, we became convinced that Cuba’s evolution on issues relating to equality for LGBT people had to be a part of the story.
Brazil: People bid on a sex doll’s virginity
Sex toy retailer Sexonico has offered up the very first night with so-called virginal “Valentina” to any sex doll enthusiast with enough bones to win the auction before March 31st. Bidding has already gone up to a whopping $105,000, which is roughly one year of private college tuition.
Mexico's top court rules anti-gay terms are hate speech
The magistrates voted 3-2 late Wednesday in favor of a journalist from the central city of Puebla who in 2010 sued a reporter at a different newspaper who had written a column referring to him as "punal" and others at the plaintiff's newspaper as "maricones." Both words roughly translate into "faggot."
Dominican woman says she lied about sex with Menendez
A Dominican woman who alleged in a video that she had sex with Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey for money is acknowledging that the story is false, according to her sworn statement released by a lawyer enmeshed in the scandal.