Ramadan, IDAHOTB and Sexual Diversity

On Sunday, May 17, the world commemorated the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: #IDAHOTB. This day brings awareness to the bullying, harassment, violence and hate perpetrated by society, against persons of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer plus community – the LGBT+ community. Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia speak to hate, fear or […]

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Need contraceptives, ladies? We got you.

Family planning (deciding when to be pregnant, how often, and by whom) is essential at this time; you need the sex for stress and boredom relief but you don’t need the stresses of being pregnant and everything that comes after it. And simply put, some women just don’t want to be pregnant for the man they’re […]

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COVID-19: Home remedies for abortions?

Note: A lot of women have been contacting the author for advice on how to do home remedies, or where to access abortion services during this social distancing period. The article was written to attract women who are searching for home remedies, and interested in learning more about this very safe, and legal service. No […]

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What does an abortion in Guyana look like?

This. This is what most abortions look like. 5 pills. That’s all. How is it done?  Abortions are legal in Guyana and safe once done by a trained doctor. Most abortions are done within the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. An ultrasound is done to ascertain the gestational term of the pregnancy; this helps the […]

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Gay, Bi? Dafaq am I?

Let me begin this by saying, I’m gay. Confidently gay! I’ve always known this ever since I was a child, despite me never having a name for it other than knowing I’m “girly”. This was not what I called myself, I only knew this because schoolmates described me as such.  Yea, I was girly. I […]

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When You Say Decriminalize, What Do You Even Mean?

What does decriminalizing same-sex intimacy really mean in Guyana? The question above is the finish line; let’s begin this conversation at the starter block. What is same-sex intimacy? Intimacy is often described as closeness, attachment, connection between two people; it can also mean sexual relations between two people. Same-sex intimacy is, as the term connotes, […]

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Bess vs. Equality & Justice

So I recently had a run-in with a magistrate. Sounds exciting right? Wrong!! The experience was equal parts ludicrous and alarming. The utterances that came out of the mouth of this “learned” person were completely disheartening.  This encounter happened on Thursday, March 2 when I appeared at the court to bear witness to Petronella’s case. […]

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