Sad news from Guyana…
LGBTI advocates are mourning the death of Guyanan activist Zenita Nicholson on Oct. 26, apparently by suicide.
She received the International Woman of Courage Award in 2014 from the U.S. Embassy in Guyana in recognition of her work for women’s rights and the human rights of LGBT people.
Her apparent suicide “has shown that even the toughest and strongest persons can give in to pressure at times,” the Kaieteur News wrote. “It is believed that the woman, after being constantly abused, both mentally and physically by her partner, decided to end her life. Nicholson’s death has sent shockwaves throughout the country as she was known as someone who fought against discrimination and human rights abuses and domestic violence for years.”
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