Neish McLean is a Jamaican LGBTQ activist who is committed and passionate about advocacy for the community which is reflected in his involvement in local and regional work.
In Jamaica, Neish co-founded TransWave Jamaica, Jamaica’s first and only organization that is solely dedicated to trans advocacy. Additionally, he brings with him regional and international exposure through his participation in human rights workshops and trainings.
Neish serves as Vice-Chair of the United Caribbean Trans Network as well as a member of the Steering Committee for CARIFLAGS. Neish is well positioned to make an impact in his role as Caribbean Program Officer at OutRight.
He holds a BSc in Psychology which helps in his work as a human rights defender while using his lived reality as a man of trans experience to inform his advocacy. He also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports Management. He is a sports and fitness enthusiast.