SHE Barbados is currently collecting the following items to send to SVG in support of people who continue to be severely displaced and affected by the ongoing volcanic eruptions: – Menstrual products (pads, tampons, menstural cups)– Toiletries (soap, toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo)– Packaging (large ziplock bags and medium sized boxes)– N95 masks– BottledContinue reading “Community Care: Donation drive for St Vincent and the Grenadines volcano victims”
This International Womxn’s Month, we celebrate and acknowledge the amazing womxn who have been working to create change for our community✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽 In this commemoration, we think specifically about the ways in which lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans and nonbinary womxn are particularly marginalised yet invisible in some feminist spaces. We hold this space to honour thisContinue reading “Commemorating Womxn’s History Month”
In Barbados, there is the widespread cultural belief that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people (particularly men who have sex with men [MSM] and trans women) are not permitted to donate blood. There is in fact, no legislation on this matter, but homophobia and transphobia, along with the absence of a clear governmentalContinue reading “LGBTQ is Not a Blood Type”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is estimated that 1 in 8 women will battle breast cancer in their lifetime. LBQ women and Trans men are often at higher risk and have a lower rate of screening. To combat this and other issues facing our community SHE Barbados with the help of MADRE willContinue reading “Breast Cancer Awareness and New Free Clinics”
Any steps to remove the crime of buggery from the country’s Sexual Offences Act will be done at the detriment of the Mia Mottley administration, local religious leaders have warned. This position appears to have the backing of dozens of citizens who supported a mass meeting at Bay Street on Sunday night where they aired their disagreementContinue reading “Evangelical Christians ‘disgusted’ with LGBT moves”
Founder of the Sexuality Health and Empowerment group (SHE Barbados), Ro-Ann Mohammed, has told Loop she believes 2020 will be a good year as they work to “carve out safe spaces” for queer women and transgender people in Barbados and the region. SHE is a community-building platform which focuses on the inter-sectional marginalization of lesbian, bisexual, queer women and transgender people in Barbados.Continue reading “SHE focusing on queer women, transgender people for 2020”
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