SASOD Blog

Editorial: International Day Against Homophobia

May 17, is the anniversary of the decision when the World Health Organisation removed ’homosexuality’ as a mental disorder marking a formal end to medical homophobia. Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) joins with organisations around the world in commemorating this day as International Day Against Homophobia.

Editorial: SASOD Challenges Ministry of Health Debate in Accordance with the Yogykarta Principles

The Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in Relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity will be launched on Monday, March 26, 2007 by a group of 29 international human rights experts . They put new pressure on governments: end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, end criminalisation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people's lives, make the promise of equality real.

SASOD Members Call on Digicel to Apologise for TOK Performance

The T.O.K. performance at the Digicel Experience concert held on Wednesday 14 February, 2007 at the National Park left much to be desired. Most of the lyrics by the Jamaican group were riddled with references glorifying crime and violence.

Digicel and Homophobia in Guyana

The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination calls on Digicel to ensure that the homophobia of Jamaican group T.O.K is not part of the Digicel Experience concert in Guyana scheduled for Wednesday 14 Feb, 2007.

SASOD Embarks on Spectrum Net

SASOD has signed an agreement with the Minsitry of Health in Guyana to embark on a project of educational outreach to men who have sex with men. The Spectrum Healthnet project with the Ministry of health has the following objectives:

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