Youth Groups

Homophobia and How I Became an Ally

The definition of “gay” was multitudinous during my later secondary school years attending an all-girls’ school. If you were friends with the same person for too long, you were gay. If you hugged for too long, you were gay. If you complimented your friend, they would immediately blush and declare you to be gay. If you liked a boy from the nearby boys’ school, you were gay, and they were all gay, too. Slowly, the definition grew from being slang,…

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SASOD Guyana

Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination What is SASOD? The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) is a human rights organisation and movement dedicated to achieving equality and justice for all Guyanese, especially those suffering discrimination based on their sexuality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. SASOD was formed in 2003 by young people as a progressive, student response to the public debates about including “sexual orientation” as grounds for discrimination in the Guyana constitution. SASOD’s programmatic work is…

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