IDAHOT Events 2015: Young Advocate in Barbados highlights Importance of IDAHOT

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Young lesbian Donnya Piggott has made a huge difference to the lives of LGBTI people in Barbados. For IDAHOT, she shared her story and experience with advocacy for LGBTI Rights in the country in an interview on Gay Star News.

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Donnya shared the experience of many young LGBTQI people worldwide who are under constant thread of being thrown out their home, being excluded from their peers and/or have a hard time to find a job because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Living in a country where the law still bans same-sex relations and LGBTI issues are tabooed within society, Donnya got engaged in the work of B-GLAD, the Barbados Gays, Lesbians and All-Sexuals Against Discrimination in order to make a change. And now she will be honoured for that work with the Queen’s Young Leaders award, given out by Queen Elizabeth II, in June!
When she was asked what IDAHOT means to her she has a clear and strong answer:

It’s definitely the single most important day for the movement. It’s a day when we get to do a collective day of advocacy across the world. It brings a huge sense of awareness in just one day. It’s about being unified on this one day and making it happen.

You can find the full interview here.

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