ADDED ON: 06/02/2018

Virtually Incident-free Gay Pride Parade Held in Guyana to Demand Election Promises

06/02/2018 | Demarara Waves

Guyana held its first gay pride parade, with the country’s gay rights activists accusing the three-year-old government, as well as the opposition of breaking their election campaign, promises to outlaw discrimination against vulnerable groups. “We are saying enough of the rhetoric, enough of the promises. It is time to make good on the legislative changes that we heard about from both parties in the 2015 elections and we want to see action and we want action now,” Joel Simpson told reporters. He acknowledged that the gay and lesbian community in Guyana is small but “our rights need to be respected like everybody else’s rights so this is a very, very visible way of demanding our rights.”

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