Tag Archives: Guyana

GUYANA: Government Announces Public Referendum On Decriminalizing Homosexuality, No Date Set

The Guyana Chronicle reports: Guyanese will soon have a chance to vote on whether they believe homosexuality should remain a criminal act or if those laws which criminalise it should be struck down via a referendum. The Government made this announcement in a letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) following the 161st Ordinary Period of Sessions which ...

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GUYANA: Recently Elected President David Granger Proposes Decriminalizing Homosexuality

Guyana is the only country in South America where gay sex acts remain illegal. Last week recently elected Guyana President David Granger indicated his willingness to change that. The Guyana Chronicle reports: Granger said that he is prepared to respect the rights of any adult to indulge in any practice which is not harmful to others. This revelation was made ...

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US To Guyana: Get Better On LGBT Rights

Speaking to journalists in the capital of Guyana this week, US Ambassador Brent Hardt said that the small South American nation must work to decriminalize homosexuality and embrace LGBT rights. Ambassador Hardt said the Guyana government has been making a positive step with a National Consultation on LGBT issues but he noted that “conversation and dialogue must lead to action ...

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