SASOD at the weekend celebrated its 15th anniversary as a non-governmental organization representing the rights and provided services to the LGBT community locally. Among the moves of the organization this year was discussions with the government of Guyana to modify local human rights legislation to include members of the LGBT community. Delivering remarks on behalf of the Government was Minister of Education Nicolette Henry who stated that there is still some amount of deliberation being done.
She recognized the work of the organization to provide health services and legal aid to members of the gay community. Minister Henry also highlighted the CCJ ruling on cross dressing.
The Minister stated that the ruling emphasized the view that in a world where inclusion is needed, the Government will continue to look at other laws that prohibit basic human rights.
by Javone Vickerie.
Source – HGP TV