A man in St. Lucia named Bennet Charles is taking on clerical leaders across the Caribbean on behalf of the LGBTQ community. Charles is communications and advocacy officer for United and Strong, an advocacy group on his sovereign island nation. And what prompted him to act is a plea by those religious leaders to President Donald Trump to “stop exporting its LGBT agenda,” according to the St. Lucia Times. On January 31, the religious officials in the Bahamas, Guyana, St. Maarten, St. Vincent, and Trinidad and Tobago, wrote in their letter that the State Department under President Obama deployed “coercive measures to normalize same-sex marriage,” and elevate LGBTQ issues a view shared by rightwing forces in the U.S.
March 27 / LGBTQ Nation