Report on Participation in 26th World Conference of International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)

Guyana's debate on the rights to sexual orientation started in 2001 after President Bharaj Jagdeo refused to assent to a vote by the Parliament which would have modified Article 149 of the Constitution of Guyana to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. In 2003, this debate resumed as the final amendments to the Constitution were passed through the parliament.

International Day Against Homophobia

SASOD joined with organisations in a number of countries around the world to commemorate International Day against Homophobia 2006.

Love Poetry Night

SASOD and Oasis Cafe collaborated on a love poetry nite on Saturday 11 Feb, 2006. The event was well attended.

News Report: Guyanese Religious Community's Stance on Homosexuality and Condom Use

Religious bodies disagree, sometimes vehemently, on matters pertaining to their faiths, but, not surprisingly, they are united on many of the so-called taboo issues including homosexuality and the use of condoms. Religious leaders from the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Muslim, Hindu, Pentecostal and Seventh Day Adventist faiths all agree that homosexuality is wrong and that the use of condoms encourages fornication.

Press Release from National AIDS Committee on the Murder of Gay Jamaican HIVAIDS Advocate Steve Harvey

The National AIDS Committee strongly condemns the brutal killing of Jamaican, Steve Harvey, a gay HIV/AIDS outreach worker on November 30th. 2005. The NAC is calling for a prompt and thorough investigation of his death. Steve Harvey was taken by unidentified armed men from his house on November 30, the eve of World AIDS Day, and later found dead from gunshot wounds.