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.
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.
Sexual revolution alive and well on streets of Havana as Cubans cope
with Castro's austerity
Cubans joke that the one thing their government cannot not ration is sex. Cuba is sexy. Poor thing, it can't help it. Humidity kisses your skin like moist suede; cuba libres caress your tongue; and tropical rhythms set hips swivelling. Sensual art and music, cigars, mojitos and Comrade Che are all-pervading.
Puerto Rico’s LGBT community
receives bipartisan support
In an otherwise conservative “state”, LGBT rights received support from members of both political parties in the Island. San Juan’s new mayor, Carmen Yulin Cruz of the Commonwealth Party announced that she would include same-sex couples the right to participate in the city’s health care plan in the same way married couples currently participate.
US Senator snared in scandal for sex with underage Dominican prostitutes
An inquiry into Democratic US Senator Bob Menendez focusing on trips to the Dominican Republic and paying underage Latin prostitutes in that Caribbean nation at alcohol-fueled sex parties.
Companies trafficking persons will not be tolerated
in trafficking persons and tricking victims through
false advertisements in the print media, will not be
allowed to thrive, as the Government institutes measures
to prevent and suppress the crime.
Jamaica: Law to govern sexual offences coming by year's end
The Joint Select
Committee considering the Offences Against the Person
Act and the Incest (Punishment) Act this
week signed off on a final report after some 16
LGBT Center hosts meeting for Cuban Five
As part of its effort to forge new ties,
Rainbow Solidarity for the Cuban Five held a meeting at
the Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Community
Center in New York City June 2. Leaders from various
organizations voiced their commitment to work on behalf
of the Cuban heroes, noting that the US government's
persecution of them is connected to its imperialist wars
abroad and attacks on immigrants at home.
Sex in the Caribbean sea
Consider this: Santo Domingo has a
population of nine million. Just over a quarter of its
people live in extreme poverty. And prostitution isn't
on the law books. 21-5-2007
Jamaica: Homosexuality and sexuality ethics
Reports in the press last week about
rousing worship in a gay church here, a rise in divorce,
AIDS and teenage sexual activity, as well as 12-year-old
children in Portland having oral sex with grown men, all
relate to a broader phenomenon.
Jamacia: Porn peddlers targeted
Despite a failed attempt to nab a number
of porn peddlers during a recent raid, the police in St
James have vowed to clamp down on the booming sales of
two bootleg recordings - one featuring a Westmoreland
man having sex with another man - in this resort city.
Dollars can still buy love in Cuba
know this goes on everywhere from Brazil to Thailand,
but I still feel like telling this leathery old man,
with his big gold chain, vest and shorts, that he's a
creep, and finding a hotel.
Cuba: Sex education campaign battled old prejudices
wrote in Swedish-Cuba magazine in 2000: "In 1977, the
Center for Sexual Education (CNES) was founded on the
initiative of the Cuban Women's Federation (FMC) and
their seminars and publications encouraged a more
enlightened outlook on homosexuality and started to
undermine traditional prejudices and taboos.
Sex-changes in Cuba no-cost, like all health care
Cuba's National Assembly of Popular Power has
agreed to discuss making sex-reassignment surgery free of cost
to all 'transexuales' on the island who
request it. The entire public health care system in Cuba
is free of charge. 18-3-2007
10 percent of Japanese men in their 40s still virgins
Haruka is a
38-year-old temporary employment agency worker. She met
her 41-year-old boyfriend through an online matchmaking
site. Judging by his e-mail, he seemed to be kind and
was certainly mature. 17-7-2007
'Clean' Nagano's dark, dirty secret: AIDS
"Among Japan's 47 prefectures, Nagano is
a rarity in that its public morals laws and ordinances
prohibit sex businesses like 'soaplands' and 'fashion
health' salons," the unnamed "pink" journalist tells the
Japanese weekly Shukan Shincho.
The 'pink parlors' of Lhasa
Once a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage
destination, the Tibetan capital Lhasa is rapidly
turning into a hot spot of 'pink parlours' where flesh
trade thrives under China's modernisation drive, a US
couple says. 17-7-2007