Eight transgender activists from the Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica, Guyana and Antigua have formed a new Caribbean advocacy initiative, the Transgender Caucus Group.
“It is important that voices from the entire Caribbean are heard,” Jassica St. Rose of Saint Lucia said about the just-ended LBTQI Caribbean activists’ conference there. “We do our best to embolden and energise as many activists and organisations in as many countries as possible.”
“Nothing about us without us” is a motto with a long history. Now it’s a theme of a protest by Caribbean LGBTI rights activists against the London-based LGBTI publication Pink News.
“I felt like someone had just cut off my feet off from my knees down,” LGBTI rights activist Kenita Placide says about the day when an arsonist destroyed the headquarters of her LGBTI rights group, United and Strong, on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Violent attacks like that are part of her personal story …