Leah Thompson (she/her) is OutRight’s Caribbean Advocacy Officer based in Trinidad and Tobago. Leah is a lawyer, a graduate of the University of the West Indies, who worked as a trial lawyer with the Solicitor General’s Department of Trinidad and Tobago before entering the non-profit sector.
Leah has worked in a number of roles and projects focusing on gender equality, ending gender-based violence, and promoting and protecting the rights of LGBTIQ people. She has consulted with UN Women, UNDP, the OAS, Caribbean Vulnerable Communities, Jamaicans for Justice, the Coalition Against Domestic Violence (TT) and the Trinidad and Tobago Community of Positive Women.
As project coordinator of the Sexual Culture of Justice project, a collaboration among all registered LBGTIQ organizations in Trinidad and Tobago, Leah’s work focused on reducing gender-based violence and preventing LGBTIQ discrimination through coalition building, community action and legislative reform. During that time she was part of the press team contributing to public discourse in support of the repeal of discriminatory anti-LGBTIQ laws in Trinidad and Tobago.
Leah loves plants, reading, and all things Star Trek.