Comparing tactics in the struggle for LGBTQIA equality…
Denis LeBlanc is a pioneer of the LGBTI liberation movement in Canada and has been a visible activist for SOGI equality for over 40 years. He was among the first Grand Marshals for Ottawa Pride.
Maurice Tomlinson is a leading LGBTI activist from Jamaica and has also been collaborating with local activists across the Caribbean to hold public visibility campaigns. These included the first-ever Stand for Equality and Inclusion in Barbados in mid-August.
Both Maurice and Denis were honored as marshals at the 30th anniversary of Ottawa Pride on August 23.
In this post, each of them reflects on the different approaches to visibility that they pursued based on their local contexts.
Maurice Tomlinson and his colleagues, Caribbean activists, have invented a new activist term and method of action — a stand. This is not quite a picket, as there…
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