Information for Refugee Advocates

SASOD has been asked to provide information in various formats to support claims for asylum for Gay and Lesbian Guyanese who have sought refugee status on the grounds of persecution because of their sexual orientation.

SASOD Responds to Request for Information from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

In reference to your correspondence dated September 1, 2006, Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) - Guyana provides the following information at your request: We note that the IRB has some information in a previous request available at RIR GUY42340.E which gives some background to the environment for the treatment of homosexual people in Guyana. Please find below the response to your specific questions:-