News Report: Journalist Leon Suseran Comes Out

After years of deliberation, journalist Leon Suseran has decided to come out as gay, saying that he believes that openness is the path to making the country a safe and welcoming place for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons. “Given the current social climate of our society in terms of how persons perceive homosexuals, I have reached a point in my life where I could care less of what people think. Today, I am living my best life ever and I owe it to myself as well as society out there to come clean as it were,” Suseran, 29, told Stabroek News in an interview.

Consultation on Participatory Governance across the Americas

To gain a deeper understanding of the expertise, strengths and comparative advantages of existing and potential partners across the Americas (Caribbean and Canada). To gain a deeper understanding of the issues, gaps, opportunities and leadership in participatory governance across the Americas (Caribbean and Canada). To develop a regional snapshot of the MDG acceleration and post 2015 framework building base on research undertaken by the Foundation in the Commonwealth (including the Caribbean). To facilitate the identification of regional priorities on participatory governance and development.

Press Release: Fundamentalism Has No Place in Our Caribbean Societies

Red Thread, Help and Shelter, Artistes In Direct Support and the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination join the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) and other civil society groups in the region is condemning increasing homophobic and transphobic violence in the Caribbean.

Press Release: “SASOD at 10” Documentary Now on YouTube

Celebrating its diamond, 10th anniversary, the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) hosted a series of activities at Moray House on Camp and Quamina Streets on Monday, June 24. A 20-minute documentary titled “SASOD at 10” highlighting SASOD’s work on equality in Guyana over the past decade was launched. The film’s Producer, renowned local journalist, Gordon Moseley, in his remarks, shared insights on making the documentary, and reflected on SASOD’s growth since 2003, encouraging all Guyanese to support indigenous NGOs like SASOD who are working on issues related to human rights and equality in the country.

Press Release: Nhojj Joins SASOD 10 Year Celebration

The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), a human rights organization in Guyana welcomed 3x OUTMusic Award winner Nhojj to headline its 10 year anniversary concert and celebration dubbed “SASOD at 10: Nhojj & Friends on Stage” on Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Sidewalk Café & Jazz Club in Georgetown.

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.

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