“A Blossom Pink World”- transgender in Guyana – a film by Jason Florio & Zane Dedlow for HIV/AIDS Alliance

Transgender activists in video: A blossom pink world

Transgender Guyana – Guyana Trans United’s ground-breaking campaign to repeal British colonial ‘buggery laws’ has found support from high-profile government officials.

Activists share their experiences, hopes, and aspirations as they challenge the legal framework that has led to transgender people not accessing the health services that they are entitled to, and need… read more HIV/AIDS Alliance.

Transgender Guyana - 'Lorraine' Portrait ©Jason Florio for HIV/AIDS Alliance

Lorraine – transgender Guyana. Portrait ©Jason Florio for HIV/AIDS Alliance


“My name is Chantelle, but now I mostly like to use Lorraine. After my mother died I kind of love hearing her name. Every time someone calls me Lorraine I always remember her.” HIV/AIDS Alliance.

Transgender Guyana
Transgender Guyana 'Lazayne'. Portrait © Jason Florio

‘Lazayne’ transgender Guyana. Portrait © Jason Florio for HIV Aids Alliance


When Lazayne goes to work selling sex in Georgetown, Guyana, she knows other young transgender women have been killed doing the same.

It’s not just at work she confronts risks: “I face stigma in health services, on public transport, literally walking down the street in public, but it’s normal, I’m accustomed to it now.” HIV/AIDS Alliance.

More news of further travels for HIV/AIDS Alliance, in South Africa, coming soon

Jason Florio.

July 2018

Currently in Malta – covering Europe and Africa

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