The Rainbow Alliance of the Bahamas was active between 1999 and 2008 in the Bahamas.
The Rainbow Alliance of The Bahamas archive is supported by the Caribbean IRN, a network that connects activists, scholars, artists and other individuals and organizations who do research and work on issues related to diverse genders and sexualities in the Caribbean.
Difficult content in the Caribbean IRN digital archives
The digital archives of the Caribbean IRN contain the expressions, challenges and stories which relate to Caribbean LGBTIQ++ lives. Many of the items in the collections includes a variety of writers with a diversity of personal interests communicated in language that a reader may find difficult or objectionable.
The Caribbean IRN recognises that despite a historical context steeped in homophobic laws and penalizing attitudes these materials were created by people who made incredible contributions to their respective societies.
Furthermore, we recognise that that there may have been beliefs, experiences and customs of individuals or within sections of the LGBTIQ++ communities that may be considered difficult to readers of any orientation accessing the digital archives.
We note the importance of preserving the historical record and share it as concrete evidence of the just purpose of isolation-breaking networking and communication within the LGBTIQ++ community in the Caribbean .
We remain committed to removing systemic oppression in our world by sharing remarkable material made by, for and about Caribbean communities in areas related to diverse sexualities and genders.
We view this material shared in their entirety- complete with ‘roses and thorns’ - as providing teachable moments about the multifaceted, complex realities of our Caribbean LGBTIQ++ histories and our ever unfolding present.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to discuss any of the items in the collections.