Robert Carr showed incredible leadership in recognizing needs and creating strategies for solutions to the problems experienced in the Caribbean LGBT community - many of which shaped our activism in the region.
He supported the First Caribbean TRANS Strategy Workshop in Curacao in 2009 - in partnership with CARIFLAGS and IGLHRC - an event that succeeded in encouraging a Trans community answer to the local situation. He generously shared his experiences and knowledge and helped to build capacity in documentation and advocacy to show how discrimination, marginalization and violence function to prevent the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights.
--Marcelo Ferreyra IGLHRC Program Coordinator, Latin America and the Caribbean
Dr. Carr was Director of Policy and Advocacy at the International Coalition of AIDS Services Organizations (ICASO) and Co-Chair of The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF). Previously, he served as Executive Director at Jamaica AIDS Support, and Founder and Executive Director of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition.
Published on May 11, 2011 | OutRight Action International an LGBT human rights organization