The Caribbean Region of the International Resource Network is a resource for people and organizations inside and outside the region whose work focuses on issues related to diverse genders and sexualities in the Caribbean. As more scholarship and activism – inside and outside the region – focus on issues related to sexual minorities in the Caribbean, there is an increasing need for a clearinghouse to connect individuals from around the region and the world. The Caribbean IRN is such a resource for people and organizations inside and outside the region. Furthermore, the Caribbean IRN highlights and promotes activism and creative work, as well as different kinds of engaged scholarship which seek to question, provoke and illuminate various ways of thinking around diverse genders and sexualities. The Caribbean IRN supports and encourages regional projects, organizations, and collaborations.
The Caribbean Regional Board comprises: Rosamond S. King, Angelique V. Nixon, and Colin Robinson, and the Co-ordinator is is Vidyaratha Kissoon.
Our two current projects include the online multi-media collection, Theorizing Homophobias in the Caribbean at (http://www.caribbeanhomophobias.org) and our digital archive collection at (http://www.dloc.com/icirn).
For the purposes of this project we define the Caribbean as the following countries :-
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saba, St. Barthélemy, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
A few of our priorities include building our web presence, sharing information, establishing institutional links with organizations in the region, and collecting materials to share among researchers, activists, writers, and artists. Feel free to send us materials at firstname.lastname@example.org.