Which country will repeal its anti-gay law next? Why do your blog’s writers use pseudonyms? Were you attacked? Here are my answers to questions posed by a Brazilian journalist writing about LGBTI rights and the Erasing 76 Crimes blog.
In Guyana, officials have backed away from the idea of holding a referendum on whether to recognize the human rights of LGBT people, but Jamaican officials are now discussing just such a plan as the only way they would allow a repeal of Jamaica’s “buggery law.” LGBT activists hate the idea of putting human rights …
Human rights bodies and LGBT advocacy groups in Guyana are speaking out against the government’s proposal to hold a referendum to determine whether same-sex sexual activity should be decriminalized, the LGBulleTIn reports.
Guyana, the only country in South American with anti-LGBT laws, plans to put the issue of decriminalizing homosexuality to the voters.
Nearly 290 prominent conservative Christian leaders from the Caribbean have urged President Donald Trump to end U.S. support for fair treatment of LGBTI people — what they call “the LGBT agenda.”
A legal challenge to Guyana court rulings that allow anti-transgender bias is heading to the Caribbean Court of Justice. Guyana, the only South American country with anti-LGBT laws, allows judges to discriminate against trans people by refusing to allow them in court unless they wear what a judge considers gender-appropriate attire.
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.
Substantial advances for LGBT rights were achieved in 2016, amid anti-gay violence, arrests and setbacks that marred the past 12 months.
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 …
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 …