DON­NYA D. PIG­GOTT,

SHE Carribean Magazine - - REPORTAGE -

BAR­BA­DOS

Don­nya ad­mits she has to live with ho­mo­pho­bia from her rel­a­tives and un­der con­stant threat of be­ing thrown out of her fam­ily home—again. De­spite the fact that her mother is ashamed of her and wishes she would ‘leave the is­land,' Don­nya found the strength to es­tab­lish B-GLAD (Bar­ba­dos Gays & Les­bians Against Dis­crim­i­na­tion) in 2012 to of­fer sup­port to LGBTI peo­ple in Bar­ba­dos. In sum­mer 2015 she went to Lon­don to re­ceive a Queen El­iz­a­beth's Young Lead­ers Award for her ac­tivism. She has fa­cil­i­tated work­shops for the Com­mon­wealth Youth Gen­der and Equal­ity Net­work in Malta and has spo­ken at the Kalei­do­scope Trust's An­nual Lecture in Lon­don to mark the In­ter­na­tional Day Against Ho­mo­pho­bia and Trans­pho­bia (IDAHOT).

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