Thursday 22 February 2018

Call to end cross-dressing ban

Former Eurovision song contest winner and transgendered singer Dana International
Former Eurovision song contest winner and transgendered singer Dana International

A group representing gays and lesbians in the conservative South American country of Guyana is demanding the government remove a colonial-era law that bans cross-dressing in public.

The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination said the law was no longer relevant and violated people's rights.

"These laws are unconstitutional and discriminatory against a social minority," spokesman Joel Simpson said.

"We are seeing a pattern of more and more abuses by police."

Police have made no comment on the issue.

Press Association

Promoted Links

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Promoted Links

Editors Choice

Also in World News