Overturning British colonial-era ‘buggery’ law ‘first step’ to protecting LGBTQ+ people in Guyana

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05/22/2023

Overturning a British colonial-era law criminalising homosexuality is just the “first step in a series of legal challenges” needed to protect LGBTQ+ people in Guyana. Joel Simpson, managing director of SASOD Guyana, tells PinkNews that anti-LGBTQ+ laws come from a “relatively recent colonial past” because the country gained independence in 1966.

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