Bahamas LGBTI activists contribute to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

By : Michael K. Lavers of the Washington Blade, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Boats swept ashore in the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, photo public domain.

LGBTI activists in the Bahamas have joined efforts to help victims of Hurricane Dorian in their country.

Alexus D’Marco, executive director of the D’Marco Organization, on Friday told the Washington Blade her organization is providing support to people who are now living in shelters in the Bahamian capital of Nassau and assessing the specific needs they may have. D’Marco and her colleagues are also tracking missing people and reporting them to Bahamas’ National Emergency Management Agency.

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Gay American tourist attacked in Bahamas

By : MICHAEL K. LAVERS of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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A gay tourist from Atlanta was attacked on Friday during a Bahamian festival.

Alexus D’Marco, president of Bahamas Transgender Intersex United, said to the Washington Blade in an email that Adrian Brown, who is in the U.S. Navy, “was attacked and beaten with bottles and rocks” during the Bahamas Junkanoo Festival in Nassau, the Bahamian capital.

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