pan, until just one more sardine tips the balance.
Dolor's analogy offered a note of cautious optimism on behalf of the straight community, and encapsulated the greater struggle for LGBTI equality being led by devoted activists like Maurice Tomlinson and Angeline Jackson, Donnya D. Piggott from Barbados, Kenita Placide from Saint Lucia and Tasheka Lavann from Antigua, who continue to spread the message of equality to open minds in the Caribbean— at least to those who will listen.
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
The former Antigua Carnival Queen and erstwhile national broadcaster came out “gay and proud” on her first video blog this summer and hosts ‘Island Lez Talk' weekly on YouTube. Now living in Toronto, Lavann has spoken openly about entering straight relationships to cover up her sexuality, and learning to deflect rumours that circulated about her in the community. She admits “I'm absolutely proud to be who I am,” and her revelations via video blog have led to an outpouring of support from friends and supporters of the LGBTI community.