December 10, 2018

World AIDS Day: PAHO urges testing as the first step towards preventing HIV

World AIDS Day – 1 December PAHO urges testing as the first step towards preventing HIV and halting the AIDS epidemic Knowing HIV status is vital to accessing prevention, treatment, ensuring follow-up, protecting future partners and avoiding new HIV infections. 1 in 4 people with the virus in Latin America and the Caribbean do not […]

Guyana: No more US visas for same-sex partners

By Dennis Adonis From Guyana Guardian A handful of Guyanese from the LGBT community, who hold visas under a previous policy that had allowed them to enter the US at the patronage of their American same-sex partners, will have to leave the United States by December 31st, unless the legal status of their LGBT union […]

‘It’s thanks to my patience’: The world’s oldest living married couple share their secret to 80 years of marriage

By Molly Thomson From Insider Masao and Miyako Matsumoto are the oldest living husband and wife, and they have been married for over 80 years. Miyako attributes much of their marital success to her patience. Relationship experts agree that patience is critical for a long and healthy marriage. With the US life expectancy hovering around […]

One woman living-home with 7 men, and everybody happy about it

By Dennis Adonis From Guyana Guardian Observation – From her Facebook profile photo, her slightly green eyes seem to dictate that she is from Middle Eastern Europe. But then again, her round face seems to suggest that she is from Mongolia, while her hair was fitting enough to make her Indian. However, her profile says […]

Hong Kong pop star Ellen Joyce Loo, 32, dies in fall from her Happy Valley flat

By Jeffie Lam From South China Morning Post Singer Ellen Joyce Loo was found dead outside her Happy Valley residence yesterday. She was 32. Police received a report of a person falling from a building on Sing Woo Road at about 9.50am, and a police source confirmed it was Loo. Initial investigations revealed there were […]

Governments around the world are using laws to silence LGBTIQ civil society

Read online: Download map: Today, OutRight Action International launches their latest report, The Global State of LGBTI Organizing: The Right to Register. The report highlights a phenomenon in which governments are trying to silence a growing movement for equality by preventing formation and registration of LGBTIQ civil society organizations. This has been happening […]

The CW’s ‘Batwoman’ TV series would star the first openly gay superhero to headline a show or movie

By Travis Clark From Business Insider The CW is developing a “Batwoman” TV series. The show would star the first openly gay superhero to headline a live-action show or movie. If picked up to series, the show would premiere in 2019.  Batwoman will make her debut later this year in a CW “Arrowverse” crossover event. […]

CCJ reserves ruling in Guyanese transgender appeal

From newsday tt FOUR transgender Guyanese women have asked that country’s final appellate court, the Caribbean Court of Justice, to strike down an 1893 post-slavery vagrancy provision which led to their convictions in 2009. Arguing the case for the four at the Port of Spain-based court was Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes, who held that the […]

Couple to challenge gay marriage ban in Cayman Islands

By CMC From St Lucia News Online (CMC) – A Caymanian attorney and her partner, a nurse from the United Kingdom, are challenging the government’s decision to refuse their application to get married. In the writ, filed Wednesday, lawyers representing the couple — Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush, argued that the section of territory’s […]

Hennessy Carolina on coming out to her Caribbean Family: ‘My Mom she did not play with that…I opened up her heart’

By Maya J. Boddie From Blavity Cardi B’s little sister is carving her own path while representing for the queer community. Not only is 2018 Cardi B’s year, it’s also a win for her younger sister, Hennessy Carolina. Like her big sister, the 22-year-old up-and-coming actress is a Love and Hip Hop: New York alum and social media star. She’s […]