Women’s groups react to Senate passing Sexual Offences Bill

THE landmark Sexual Offences Bill, which reforms and amalgamates various laws relating to rape, incest and other sexual offences, was finally passed by the Senate last Friday. WEBSTER… [the Bill] has been a long time coming The Bill will repeal the Incest (Punishment) Act, as well as several provisions of the Offences Against the Person… Read More Women’s groups react to Senate passing Sexual Offences Bill

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The reasons and realities behind the ex-gay movement

By Ramsey Dehanisource: Pink NewsThe ex-gay movement, which professes to ‘cure’ homosexuality, is in the news yet again following the disappearance of American student Bryce Faulkner, who is thought to have been sent to one of the controversial centres by his parents after they discovered he was gay. Ex-gay ministries were founded in the mid-1970s… Read More The reasons and realities behind the ex-gay movement

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The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir by Staceyann Chin

Order Book HERE WIKIPEDIA Says: Staceyann Chin is a 35-year-old spoken word poet born in Jamaica and living in New York City. Chin is a full-time artist. Openly lesbian, she has been an “out poet and political activist” since 1998. In addition to performing in and co-writing the Tony-nominated Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on… Read More The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir by Staceyann Chin

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Guyana – Sexual Offences Bill Developments

Letter to the Editor from the only source it seems that is following the Bill’s run. Proposed Sexual Offences Bill most advanced in the Caribbean Dear Editor,If the Sexual Offences Bill 2009 laid in Parliament last week is passed in its current form, Guyanese will benefit from the most enlightened legislation in the Caribbean.Currently before… Read More Guyana – Sexual Offences Bill Developments

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Sexual Offences Amendments Passed 16/07/09

The senate passed the Bill to amend the Sexual Offences Act with 28 amendments. The passage followed rigorous debate in the Upper House for more than three weeks. During this morning’s sitting, Justice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne morning drew the ire of Opposition Senators after she accused former justice ministers K.D. Knight and A.J. Nicholson of… Read More Sexual Offences Amendments Passed 16/07/09

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Sexual Offences Bill – Comparison & Readings

The last two senate sessions have been moved up on the agenda so no new developments yet, The debate should have continued last Friday (July 10), but was deferred to allow members time to study proposed amendments to the Bill, which arrived late for that sitting.The amendments deal with, among other things: sexual violations of… Read More Sexual Offences Bill – Comparison & Readings

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Sexual Offences Bill Debate – Senator Hyacinth Bennett’s Summary Remarks 26.06.09 Part 4

2) Anal Sexual Activity “Section 4(1)(c) and (d) reads as follows: Section 4(1) – a person (hereinafter called “the Offender”) commits the offence or grievous sexual assault upon another (hereinafter called the “victim”) where in the circumstances specified in subsection (3) the offender – (c) penetrates the anus of the victim with his penis;(d) causes… Read More Sexual Offences Bill Debate – Senator Hyacinth Bennett’s Summary Remarks 26.06.09 Part 4

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