Tag Archives: LGBT

No need for new laws to protect LGBT Community – Bar Association President

President of the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Christopher Ram says that Guyana’s Constitution provides protection for persons within the Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Community hence there is no immediate need for reforms. A number of gay rights activists and organisations have for several years been clamouring for Guyana’s constitution and the anti-discrimination law to be amended to guarantee the ...

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Gay rights group lobbies govt to outlaw workplace discrimination

The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) wants government to amend the 1997 Prevention of Discrimination Act to prohibit discrimination at the workplace and elsewhere “The organisation insists that the simple amendment would not take more than the inclusion of six words in the 1997 piece of legislation, “Gender Identity”, “Sexual Orientation”, and “Health Status.” SASOD’s Managing Director, Joel Simpson posited ...

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Appeal Court readies to hear cross-dressing case; SASOD gears up for constitutional reform

Guyana’s gay and lesbian community hopes to soon have a clearer idea whether they could cross-dress freely without fear of being charged, even as they thicken their dossier for constitutional reform. Co-Chairman of the local gay rights organisation, Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), Joel Simpson said a Registrar has already contacted a number of plaintiffs in a pending appeal ...

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