Zenita Nicholson


Age: 37

Guyanese human rights activist and board member with the LGBT rights organization Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) who was the first Guyanese recipient to be awarded an International Woman of Courage Award from the U.S. embassy for her work against homophobia and fighting for women's rights in 2014, who also worked as a country coordinator of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities (CVC) and the Centre of Integral Orientation and Investigation (COIN) under the PANCAP Global Fund Round 9 "Vulnerablized" Groups Project.

Cause of Death: Suspected suicide by pesticide poisoning

Born: June 24, 1978

Died: October 26, 2015

Georgetown, Guyana