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‘A Blossom Pink World’ wins judges vote at Trans Pride Brighton, 2019

‘A Blossom Pink World’ short film by Jason Florio & Zane Dedlow

This was amazing news to wake up to on Saturday morning! We won the judges prize for the best non-fiction film – ‘A Blossom Pink World’ was screened on Friday 19th July 2019 at Trans Pride Brighton / My Genderation

A short film made by Jason Florio and Zane Dedlow for the NGO, Frontline AIDS

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.

A Blossom Pink World' wins judges vote- short film by Jason Florio and Zane Dedlow for FrontlineAids
Still image © Jason Florio from ‘A Blossom Pink World’

‘A Blossom Pink World’

Guyana Trans United’s ground-breaking campaign to repeal British colonial ‘Buggery Laws’ has found support from high-profile government officials. They share their experiences, hopes and aspirations as they challenge the legal framework that has led to Trans people not accessing the health services that they are entitled to, and need. Guyana Trans United received a grant from the Rapid Response Fund, which is managed by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and funded by the Elton John AIDS Foundation. FrontlineAids/Youtube

A Blossom Pink World' wins judges vote - Portrait © Jason Florio - 'A Blossom Pink World', Guyana Trans United
Portrait © Jason Florio – ‘A Blossom Pink World’, Guyana Trans United



GENDER EQUALITY
We’re on the frontline of the pursuit for gender equality, supporting people to exercise their right to access vital HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights services. FrontlineAids

Huge thank you, Trans Pride Brighton, My Genderation and FrontlineAids, and – most importantly – everyone at Guyana Trans United for sharing their world with us. And, last but not least, thanks to Helen Jones-Florio, for hours of transcribing the interviews! JF

‘A Blossom Pink World’

Zane Dedlow & Jason Florio filming another short for FrontlineAids ‘A Prince in Cape Town

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Cast your vote for ‘A Blossom Pink World’, Guyana, in UK Charity Film Awards

A film by Jason Florio & Zane Dedlow for The International HIV/AIDS Alliance

Please cast your vote ‘A Blossom Pink World’, Guyana, in UK Charity Film Awards here.

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance has entered the UK Charity Film awards with a powerful film: ‘A Blossom Pink World’. The film highlights efforts to challenge laws in Guyana that criminalize transgender people and limit their access to effective HIV services.

 

Vote ‘A Blossom Pink World’, film, Guyana - Lorraine receives support from Guyana Trans United on legal and health issues © Jason Florio for the Alliance, Guyana transgender

Lorraine receives support from Guyana Trans United on legal and health issues © Jason Florio for the Alliance.

Update: Since shooting the film in Guyana

Guyana transgender law victory paves way for greater reform

A cross-dressing law used to criminalize transgender people in Guyana has been overturned by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in a judgment that could pave the way for local campaigners to challenge other discriminatory laws… read more on the Alliance website.

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late November 2018

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“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

SELF-ASSURED

“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

STRONG

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

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