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Monday 24 September 2018
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LGBTQI groups launch #KeepSafe campaign

A CAMPAIGN has been launched by various groups representing the local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community after the reported murders of three gay men — all Caribbean immigrants — within one month.

The #KeepSafe campaign was launched last week by the Alliance for Justice and Diversity which includes the groups Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation (CAISO), I Am One community-based organisation, Womantra, Friends for Life, The Silver Lining Foundation, and Women’s Caucus.

In a social media post it was stated that in response to “rumours swirling about other incidents of violence” the groups met and developed the campaign. It is funded by an award to CAISO: Sex & Gender Justice from the Canadian High Commission.

The campaign urges the LGBTQI community to “be aware”, “watch out for each other” and “help find solutions”.

The #KeepSafe campaign will also incorporate dating safety reminders, and a module specifically targeting women, trans people and gender-based violence.

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