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Politician proposes island exile for trans Bahamians

The Bahamian transgender community is in shock over a proposal from a member of parliament to send every trans Bahamian into exile on a trans-only island. “Gross and irregular” was how a spokesperson for the transgender community described the proposal from MP Leslie Miller. His suggestion is an example of the stigma that trans people … Continue reading

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5 reasons to fix Jamaica’s flawed Sexual Offences Act

An open letter to all Jamaican parliamentarians On Sept. 17, 2014, a joint select committee of the Jamaican Parliament will begin reviewing the country’s 2009 Sexual Offences Act. Among other things, this law retains sections 76, 77 and 79 of the 1864 British colonially imposed Offences Against the Person Act, which criminalizes private consensual adult … Continue reading

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Des menaces de mort annulent la fierté gay aux Bahamas

Publié le 2 septembre 2014 Par Colin Stewart Des menaces de mort ont conduit à l’annulation de la célébration de la fierté gay prévue pour ce week-end dernier aux Bahamas.  C’est l’événement de fierté gay que le militant jamaïcain Maurice Tomlinson a promu dans un récent blog et avait prévu d’y assister. Le Nassau Guardian … Continue reading