Upbeat pre-Christmas news from Guyana, Malaysia

Finally some good news to report!


Three upbeat news items involving countries with anti-LGBTI laws, courtesy of UNAIDS Equal Eyes recaps of the world’s LGBTI-related news.

Barring an unexpected event, this post is probably the final pre-Christmas publication on the Erasing 76 Crimes blog. We’ll return after Christmas and hope you will join us here then.

Appeal for change in Guyana

Leslie Ramsammy (Photo courtesy of INewsGuyana.com) Leslie Ramsammy (Photo courtesy of INewsGuyana.com)

In Guyana, former health minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy called on the Caribbean community to “demonstrate leadership” and repeal laws that that “stigmatize, discriminate and criminalize” the LGBT community, Stabroek News reported.

Ramsammy said, “Guyana is today one of about five countries in the world that in accordance with the law can sentence a person in the LGBT community .. for simply engaging in same-sex relations in the privacy of their homes.” [Editor’s note: Ramsammy vastly understated the number of countries with such laws; there are about 79 of…

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