Painting the Spectrum 11 Closes with Films from Uganda, Mexico and Guyana

On the final night, Thursday, June 25, “Painting the Spectrum 11” will feature two films. The first, “Muxes: Authentic, Intrepid Danger-Seekers,” provided by the Embassy of Mexico in Guyana, is a documentary examining sexuality diversity set in Mexico. The documentary is the living and surprising portrait of a gay men’s group who defend their sexual diversity while preserving their indigenous Zapoteca identity in the “gay paradise” of Juchitan, Mexico. Muxes examines the pressures on the borders within the indigenous culture which has historically embraced this “third gender.”

Love and Passion Permeate Painting the Spectrum 11 This Week

The penultimate week of Painting the Spectrum 11: SASOD's annual LGBT film festival will screen two attention-grabbing films on about gender, love, family, passion and relationships. On Tuesday, June 16, Spectrum 11 will screen “Southern Comfort,” a celebrated film, famous for high levels of critical praise and the winner of nearly 20 major film festivals including the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Then on Thursday, June 18, the festival heats up with the screening of “A Perfect Ending.”

“No Easy Walk to Freedom” and “Punks” Screen This Week at Painting the Spectrum 11

Painting the Spectrum 11 continues this week with one documentary and a movie highlighting the struggles lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals face fighting for law reform and the dilemmas in intimate partner relationships.

Painting the Spectrum 11 Opens with Nhojj’s “Out on the Tracks”

Now in its 11th year, “Painting the Spectrum,” SASOD's annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) film festival, opens this Tuesday, June 2. This year the film festival moves to a new venue, SASOD’s office, located at 169 Charlotte Street, Lacytown, Georgetown for eight entertaining evenings of thought-provoking films. From June 2 to 25, patrons are invited to enjoy screenings every Tuesday and Thursday; the dates to remember are June 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25. Showtime is 6 pm every evening.

SASOD hosts 6th AIDS Candlelight Memorial under the theme ‘Supporting the Future’

On Sunday May 24, 2015, the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) supported the initiative of the the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GN+) and hosted the 6th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial in Guyana on the steps of the St. George’s Cathedral. The theme for this year’s 32nd annual observance, ‘Supporting the Future,’ challenges people from various communities around the world to unite and demand a sustainable AIDS response - one that is fully inclusive.

Marginalised Groups Prepare to Engage Next Government on Rights Policy Issues

The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination, on Thursday April 16, 2015 hosted the Civil Society Stakeholders Consultation for the Guyanese Vulnerable Communities Capacities Strengthening Project, funded by the delegation of the European Union to Guyana, which aims to build civil society capacity to better engage policy decision-makers at all levels of government. The two-day conference, held at the Grand Coastal Hotel at Le Ressouvenir, East Coast Demerara, marked the end of the first phase of the project.