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.

Press Release: SASOD’s 10th Anniversary Celebration and Concert: Nhojj & Friends on Stage

The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) hosted a press conference today, June 7, 2013 to promote its 10th anniversary celebration and concert called “SASOD at 10: Nhojj & Friends on Stage,” which will be held at the Side Walk Café, Middle Street, Georgetown, tonight at 8:00pm.

Press Release: Constitutional Court Reserves Judgment in Guyana Cross Dressing Case

The Honourable Chief Justice, Mr. Ian Chang, sitting in the Constitutional Court, heard full arguments from lawyers acting on behalf of the applicants – Quincy McEwan, Seon Clarke, Joseph Fraser, Seyon Persaud and the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) – as well as a response from the State, on Tuesday June 4, 2013. This is an important case that will help to determine the implications of the commitment made in the Guyana Constitution to “eliminating every form of discrimination.” Attorney, Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, St Augustine and co-coordinator of the Faculty of Law UWI Rights Advocacy Project (U-RAP), Dr. Arif Bulkan, and Gino Persaud appeared for the applicants.

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