Homosexuality
    ✖ Male illegal, female uncertain
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A
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Public Opinion

Research in attittudes towards LGBTQ+ issues in Guyana have identified a strong opposition to LGBTQ+ rights, reflecting underlying homophobic sentiments, based on a limited set of sources.

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History

Homosexual activity in Guyana

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Homosexual activity in Guyana is male illegal, female uncertain.

Current status
Since May 1, 2016
Male illegal, female uncertain
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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Until Apr 30, 2016
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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Same-sex marriage in Guyana is banned.

Current status
Banned
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Guyana

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Guyana is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Guyana, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Guyana

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Right to change legal gender in Guyana is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Only place in south America that criminalizes this. currently being reviewed by the Caribbean court of Justice. Decriminalized cross dressing in 2018.

People cannot legally change their gender in Guyana.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Guyana

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Guyana is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
Guyana does not allow people to legally change their gender.
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LGBT discrimination in Guyana

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LGBT discrimination in Guyana is no protections.

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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LGBT employment discrimination in Guyana

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LGBT employment discrimination in Guyana is no protections.

Current status
Since Feb 20, 1980
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Guyana

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LGBT housing discrimination in Guyana is no protections.

Current status
Since Feb 20, 1980
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Guyana

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Same-sex adoption in Guyana is single only.

Current status
Since Oct 6, 2017
Single only
Homosexuality is currently illegal. Legalization pending.
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Serving openly in military in Guyana

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Serving openly in military in Guyana is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2012
Legal
Completely legal since Jan 1, 2012.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Guyana

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Blood donations by MSMs in Guyana is legal.

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

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Conversion therapy in Guyana is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not criminalized.
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Equal age of consent in Guyana

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Equal age of consent in Guyana is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexuality is illegal.
Sources:
(See sources listed for homosexual activity.)
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