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Guyana Gay Rights

The Fight Continues For LGBT People In Guyana

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Guyana, a small South American country hugging Brazil, Venezuela and Suriname, remains adamant in its lack of protection for the lesbian, gay, bisexua...

LGBT Warriors in the Caribbean

Nhojj | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nhojj

It began in 2003 with about 10 university students responding to an injustice: In Guyana's constitution, there is no legal protection for LGBT people. Now SASOD is awaiting judgment in a suit filed against the state for unconstitutional violations of four transgender individuals' rights.

SASOD at 10: Coming Full Circle

Joel Earl Simpson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joel Earl Simpson

SASOD just marked its 10th anniversary on June 7 (it was June 7, 2003, when then Students Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination entered the public sphere in Guyana), so it seems an opportune time to reflect on where we are in achieving human rights and equality for all Guyanese.

Guyana: The Children Are Our Future

Joel Earl Simpson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joel Earl Simpson

As we commemorate IDAHO this year, we should reflect on how homophobic and transphobic discrimination affects Guyanese children, robbing them of their innocence and dignity and damaging the next generation. But we can, and we must, change that.

End Sexual-Orientation And Gender-Identity Discrimination In Guyana

Sherlina Nageer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sherlina Nageer

While the argument may be made that certain articles of the constitution offer general protections against all kinds of discrimination, Guyana has retained archaic, colonial-era legislation, such as laws that criminalize cross-dressing and specifically penalize gender-nonconforming individuals.