Guyana gay-rights manifesto: Seeking support from political parties


Gay rights advocates in Guyana have compiled a manifesto aimed at persuading Guyanese political parties to embrace measures to end repression of the LGBT community. News Room Guyana reported on the proposals presented by the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD): The list of measures which the LGBTQ+ activist group covers Constitutional Reform, Healthcare, Education, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Social protection. Of major concern to the group is protection of LGBTQ+ students who are often bullied in school. Jasmine Bacchus, who represented transgender persons at a press conference on Tuesday [Feb. 4], noted that she was forced to drop out of school due to bullying and this must not continue.

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