Theorizing Homophobias in the Caribbean

By Holly Bynoe Sunday, June 24th, 2012 Categories: Literature, Reports, Updates

The Caribbean Region of the International Resource Network  Proudly Introduces: Theorizing Homophobias in the Caribbean: Complexities of Place, Desire and Belonging.  A digital multimedia collection of activist reports, creative writing, critical essays, film, interviews, music, and visual and performance art reflecting the complexities of homophobias in the Caribbean, while also expanding understanding of Caribbean sexual minority experiences and activism in the region and its diaspora.

A Couple Running Blindly, 2007 30x22 inches mixed media on paper by Ewan Atkinson

Towards greater understanding and deeper reflections of Caribbean Sexualities, this online collection features engaging scholarly work and highlights of exciting activism across the region, alongside dynamic artistic expressions. There is a complex range of viewpoints and attitudes that must be accounted for in our defining of homophobias, and this collection aims to give a platform to some of those perspectives.

Created by the Caribbean Region of the International Resource Network (  Edited by Rosamond S. King, Angelique V. Nixon,   Natalie Bennett, Colin Robinson, and Vidyaratha Kissoon.

Featuring work by:

  • Zahra Airall – Short Story (Antigua and Barbuda)
  • Ewan Atkinson – Visual Art (Barbados)
  • Larry Chang (JGFM & J-FLAG) – Interview with Thomas Glave (Jamaica/USA)
  • Sekou Charles & Colin Robinson – Film and Poem (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Charmaine Crawford – Critical Essay (Barbados)
  • Fred Cronard – Interview (Martinique)
  • Maria Govan and Kareem Mortimer – Interview (The Bahamas)
  • Lawrence Graham-Brown – Performance Art (Jamaica/United States)
  • Erin Greene (Rainbow Alliance) – Activist Report & Interview (The Bahamas)
  • Joanne Hillhouse – Poetry (Antigua and Barbuda)
  • Rosamond S. King – Essay (Trinidad and Tobago/United States)
  • Las Krudas – Music Video & Lyrics (Cuba)
  • Steve Laguerre (SEROvie)– Interview (Haiti)
  • Angelique V. Nixon – Essay (The Bahamas/United States)
  • Carmen Oquendo-Villar – Film (Puerto Rico)
  • Colin Robinson (CAISO) – Activist Report & Interview (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Lawrence Scott – “Chameleon” – Short Story (Trinidad and Tobago/United Kingdom)
  • Savannah Shange – Essay (United States)
  • Joel Simpson – Interview (Guyana)
  • Tieneke Sumter & Chrystabelle Beaton – Interview (Suriname)
  • Suriname Men United – Activist Report (Suriname)
  • Rodell Warner – Visual Art (Trinidad and Tobago)


Please read the collection at, and support its Facebook Fan Page!

Holly Bynoe
Holly Bynoe

Holly Bynoe is a curator, visual artist and writer based in the Caribbean. She is the Executive Director of ARC Magazine, and a graduate of Bard College International Center of Photography (2010) where she earned her M.F.A. in Advanced Photographic Studies. She currently holds the position of Chief Curator at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, and is co-director of the annual arts conference Tilting Axis and Caribbean Linked Residency Program.