Zenita Nicholson, Guyanese LGBT activist, Died at 37

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Zenita Nicholson was born and raised in Kingston, Georgetown, and died on October 26, 2015 from carbon overdose.

As a human rights advocate, she also has a place on the Board of Trustees for the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD).

In fact, Hunt emphasised how it was Nicholson’s advocacy that allowed for a commitment from the Guyana Government to initiate a national dialogue on the discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activities.

“Building on that commitment Zenita has been a visible and effective advocate with politicians, civil society groups, religious communities, and international donors to enlighten that dialogue and to press forward for immediate legislative changes and legal protections for LGBT persons,” Hunt amplified, ahead of presenting a plaque to Nicholson.

Zenita Nicholson passed away at age 37 in October 2015.

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