LGBT Rights

Former Police Commissioner Winston Felix Facilitates Successful “Know Your Rights” Workshop with LGBT Guyanese and Supporters

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) hosted a Human Rights Workshop titled “Know Your Rights: Citizens Rights vis-a-viz Police Powers”at Moray House in Georgetown. The workshop was facilitated by Former Commissioner of Police, Winston Felix, M.P. The aim of the workshop was to educate LGBT Guyanese, sex workers, other marginalized groups who frequently interact with police and civil society practitioners who work with these vulnerable groups, on the rights afforded to them as Guyanese citizens vis-a-viz police powers as stipulated under the Police Act and the Guyana Constitution.

SASOD Reports Homophobic Government Minister to the United Nations

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at a press conference held in the Burbon Room at the Sidewall Café, the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) launched a damning 11-page report on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) human rights in Guyana.

Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference

The first Caribbean Woman and Sexual Diversity Conference saw 35 women from 14 countries coming together to share, learn and build lifelong connections and friendships. Partnerships may have also come out of this; I know love did.This strengthening activity was made possible because of effective coordination of the organisers: St. Lucian human rights organisation United and Strong Inc (U&S) and from Curacao, Fundashon Orguyo Korsou/Curacao Pride Foundation (FOKO). The theme was: “Strengthening the invisible woman and empowering her to leadership.”

Consultation on Participatory Governance across the Americas

To gain a deeper understanding of the expertise, strengths and comparative advantages of existing and potential partners across the Americas (Caribbean and Canada). To gain a deeper understanding of the issues, gaps, opportunities and leadership in participatory governance across the Americas (Caribbean and Canada). To develop a regional snapshot of the MDG acceleration and post 2015 framework building base on research undertaken by the Foundation in the Commonwealth (including the Caribbean). To facilitate the identification of regional priorities on participatory governance and development.

Press Release: Fundamentalism Has No Place in Our Caribbean Societies

Red Thread, Help and Shelter, Artistes In Direct Support and the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination join the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) and other civil society groups in the region is condemning increasing homophobic and transphobic violence in the Caribbean.

At OAS: Carribean States Duck Committing to LGBTI Citizens' Human Rights

At the eleventh hour, Jamaica, Guyana, Dominica and St. Kitts-Nevis withheld their support for a resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGI) just before it was successfully passed by the Organization of American States (OAS) in Antigua Guatemala on June 6th. Two CARICOM states had done so earlier during negotiations; and another four qualified their support at the last minute.

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