On Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 11:45 a.m., a small protest was staged outside the Parliament Buildings in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Organised by local trans* activist Alexa Hoffmann, the demonstration was dubbed a “Flash Stand for Equality and Inclusion.” It lasted for half an hour, and was mounted with the assistance of Jamaican LGBTI human rights activist Maurice Tomlinson. Two days later, on Aug. 21 at 12:05 p.m., the same protest was repeated for approximately 45 minutes and with a greater turnout.
On Aug. 19, in front of the Barbados parliament building, protesters seek the repeal of Section 9 of the Sexual Offences Act in their first Flash Stand for Equality and Inclusion. (Photo courtesy of Maurice Tomlinson)
The message of the protest focused on raising of awareness about…
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