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LGBT Rights in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara Region

The laws displayed for Essequibo Islands-West Demerara are the same as Guyana.
    Homosexuality
    ✖ Male illegal, female uncertain
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    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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History

Homosexual activity in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

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Homosexual activity in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara 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 Sep 6, 2018
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 Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

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Same-sex marriage in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara is not legal.

Current status
Not legal
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara 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 Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

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Right to change legal gender in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Only place in south America that criminalizes this. currently being reviewed by the Caribbean court of Justice. Decriminalized cross dressing in 2018.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara 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 Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

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LGBT discrimination in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara 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 Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

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LGBT employment discrimination in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara is no protections.

Current status
Since Feb 20, 1980
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

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LGBT housing discrimination in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara is no protections.

Current status
Since Feb 20, 1980
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

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Same-sex adoption in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara 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 Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

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Serving openly in military in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2012
Legal
Completely legal since Jan 1, 2012.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

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Blood donations by MSMs in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions that I know of.
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Conversion therapy in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

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Conversion therapy in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not criminalized.
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Equal age of consent in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

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Equal age of consent in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara is n/a.

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