• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Guyana

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May 1, 2016–Sep 6, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
15 years to life in prison. Not enforced. Decriminailzation pending. Supported by President. Trinidad and Tobago just legalized Homosexuality. UK is helping to decriminalize homosexuality here. Required legalization under IACHR 2018 Ruling.
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Current status
Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
A slender majority of Guyanese support the "buggery law"
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Same-sex marriage in Guyana

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May 1, 2016–Sep 7, 2018
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Required legalization of gya unions and gay marriage under 2018 IACHR ruling. Under 2018 IACHR ruling.
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Current status
Not legal
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Right to change legal gender in Guyana

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Current status
Illegal
Only place in south America that criminalizes this. currently being reviewed by the Caribbean court of Justice.
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Same-sex adoption in Guyana

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Current status
(since Oct 6, 2017)
Single only
Homosexuality is currently illegal. Legalization pending.
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LGBT discrimination in Guyana

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Current status
(since Feb 20, 1980)
No protections
There have been measures proposed during 2000 and 2003 to include sexual orientations and gender identities in grounds to protect against discriminations but these measures failed.
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Feb 20, 1980–Aug 29, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Sexual orientation discrimination protection in employment as most of the territory is under control of Venezuela.
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Guyana

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Current status
(since Feb 20, 1980)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Guyana

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Current status
(since Feb 20, 1980)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Guyana

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2012)
Legal
Completely legal since Jan 1, 2012.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Guyana

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Current status
Equal
Set at 16
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Guyana

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Current status
Legal
No restrictions that I know of.
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Guyana

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Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Sources:
No
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