PLAFAM, our local partner in Venezuela, is leading the way in ensuring that the transgender community has access to a full range of sexual and reproductive health services and is treated with dignity and respect. In general, trans people face many barriers to accessing sexual health services,...Read more
Last week Chile’s House of Representatives made history by passing a bill that would allow lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals to enter into civil unions. The bill passed by an overwhelming majority, with 86 representatives voting in favor, 23 voting against the bill...Read more
Last week Chile’s House of Representatives made history by passing a bill that would allow lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals to enter into civil unions. The bill passed by an overwhelming majority, with 86 representatives voting in favor, 23 voting against the bill...Read more
Most people picture the Caribbean as paradise on earth, with its pristine beaches, vibrant cultures, and year-round warm weather. However, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer—or LGBTQ—individuals and allies, the region can be a nightmare for health, rights, and equality. While the...Read more
Most people picture the Caribbean as paradise on earth, with its pristine beaches, vibrant cultures, and year-round warm weather. However, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer—or LGBTQ—individuals and allies, the region can be a nightmare for health, rights, and equality. While the...Read more
“You don’t have to be gay to be a supporter; you just have to be human.” – Daniel Radcliffe, actor and gay rights activist This simple quote speaks to the importance of LGBTIQ activism in the post-2015 development agenda. The post-2015 agenda should take a human rights based approach to development...Read more
“You don’t have to be gay to be a supporter; you just have to be human.” – Daniel Radcliffe, actor and gay rights activist This simple quote speaks to the importance of LGBTIQ activism in the post-2015 development agenda. The post-2015 agenda should take a human rights based approach to development...Read more
The recent events in Jamaica surrounding the brutal murder of a 16-year-old boy described as a "cross-dresser" by the media should be a wakeup call for people in Barbados and across the Caribbean more generally. Regrettably, there seems to be a growing intolerance by some people in our society of...Read more
"We welcome Pope Francis’ desire to find 'a new balance' within the Catholic Church and ensure it is truly ‘a home for all,’” said Carmen Barroso, Regional Director of International Planned Parenthood Region/Western Hemisphere Region. “The recognition that the church is out of step with modern...Read more
"We welcome Pope Francis’ desire to find 'a new balance' within the Catholic Church and ensure it is truly ‘a home for all,’” said Carmen Barroso, Regional Director of International Planned Parenthood Region/Western Hemisphere Region. “The recognition that the church is out of step with modern...Read more