Effective September 3, 2012, the SASOD board of trustees changed leadership in the role of Secretary. The organization bid farewell to one of our founding members, trustee and Secretary, Vidyaratha Kissoon, subsequent to earlier notice of his resignation. Trustees paid glowing tributes to Vidya, as he is affectionately known, for the 9 years of service he gave to the organization. Vidya has left an indelible impression on SASOD and the trustees and members wish him resounding success in his future endeavours. His selfless contributions to the tireless work for human rights and social justice continue to reverberate across Guyana and the region.
Filling this key role as Secretary, SASOD warmly welcomes the energetic and passionate, Zenita Nicholson. Zenita joined SASOD as a Project Coordinator and member in April 2011, and quickly began to make vibrant contributions to the work for equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Guyanese, which could not go unnoticed. Zenita graciously assented to this demanding role, ready and willing to make an even greater contribution to the advocacy for LGBT rights in Guyana. She joins Co-Chairpersons, Namela Baynes-Rowe and Joel Simpson, Treasurer, Jermaine Grant, and Ulelli Verbeke to complete the five-person board of trustees who will lead SASOD in its forward quest for full citizenship of all Guyanese, without exception.