Anglican leaders oppose anti-gay laws; let’s repeal them
Faith and religion / International

Anglican leaders oppose anti-gay laws; let’s repeal them

  A year ago something remarkable happened in the Global Anglican Communion (GAC), but most persons missed it, even senior Anglican clergy.  This miraculous event occurred on Jan. 15, 2016, when the Primates representing all the Provinces in the 80 million+ denomination agreed, for the first time, that criminalizing same-gender intimacy is wrong. Continue reading

Americas

Caribbean nations inch their way toward LGBTI rights

Several Caribbean countries with laws against same-sex intimacy are at least discussing the possibility of repealing them. In Belize and Jamaica, those laws are being challenged in court. In Guyana, the prime minister talks about repealing them. In Dominica, the prime minister says they’re not enforced. But sexual minorities suffer from intense social stigma in … Continue reading

Americas

Support for LGBT community grows in Guyana

Official advocacy of fair treatment for LGBT people is gaining popularity in Guyana, even though the nation remains the only South American country on the list of the world’s 76+ countries with anti-homosexuality laws. Although Guyana has an unenforced law that calls for life imprisonment for homosexual acts and another that bans cross-dressing, President David … Continue reading

Americas

Guyana: More talk of change, but no action

Representatives of Guyanas LGBTI advocacy group met recently with the nation’s Ministry of Social Protection and recommended that the government extend workplace discrimination protection to include sexual orientation, gender identity and health status. Jairo Rodrigues, social change coordinator for the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), told Volda Lawrence, minister of social protection, that Guyana … Continue reading

Americas / Asia / Europe / Faith and religion

Upbeat pre-Christmas news from Guyana, Malaysia

Three upbeat news items involving countries with anti-LGBTI laws, courtesy of UNAIDS Equal Eyes recaps of the world’s LGBTI-related news. Barring an unexpected event, this post is probably the final pre-Christmas publication on the Erasing 76 Crimes blog. We’ll return after Christmas and hope you will join us here then. Appeal for change in Guyana … Continue reading