Ina transgender woman was assaulted and attacked in the capital city of Georgetown. Views Read Edit View history. Granger supports these efforts. The law does not specifically define " buggery ", "gross indecency" or "indecent", as these terms remain defined by the common law, specifically the colonial era English common lawwhich Guyana inherited most of its laws from. However, the Court of Appeal subsequently upheld Chang's ruling.
Guyanese society tends to view homosexuality, transgender and non-binary people negatively, though attitudes are slowly changing and becoming more accepting.
LGBT rights in Guyana
During the electionsboth major political parties expressed support for LGBT rights. In August and Aprilthe Belize Supreme Court and the Trinidad and Tobago High Courtrespectively, ruled that laws criminalising homosexuality are unconstitutional. Archived from the original on 13 November In Decemberthe National Assembly of Guyana unanimously approved a proposed amendment to the Constitution that would have prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation. On 2 Marchthe day the verdict was announced, she was denied entry into the courtroom because she wasn't "dressed like a man". Under Guyanese law, cross-dressing previously was illegal.