Since its very inception, Colours Caribbean has promoted visibility for our LGBTQIA+ community.
The journey began in 2015 with TEDxSevenMileBeach at Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, where Billie Bryan was featured as one of the speakers.
“…Billie has come to recognise the very serious need for the redefinition of sex, gender and everything in between. She just might teach you a thing or two about yourself.”
The event served as the launchpad of what would eventually become the “Colours Cayman Campaign” the following year.
Colours Caribbean becomes the first legally registered LGBTQIA+ non-profit organisation in the Cayman Islands.
Colours Cayman strives to redefine our cultural views on gender and sexuality, stand up to political corruption and provide support and education to our marginalised, at-risk LGBTQIA+ youth.
Out Of Our Shells
“Come out, be visible and show Cayman our true colours! Support our LGBTQIA+ community by wearing your brightest threads and circle through town with us, sporting signs of love and pride for our people.”
Colours Cayman organises first ever LGBTQIA+ rally in the Cayman Islands in support of marriage equality.
Hundreds of people came out on Sunday to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community for the first ever ‘Out Of Our Shells’ march in Cayman.
In a very peaceful and colourful event after several days of unpleasant attacks from lawmakers aimed at them, the LGBTI community demonstrated they were undeterred in pushing for an end to discrimination and hiding from mainstream society. The event was organised by Colours Cayman, a local advocacy group for LGBTI issues, and was promoted as not just a celebration of the legalisation of same-sex marriage but also as a response to the backlash from politicians.
—Cayman News Service
The Founding Of Colours Caribbean
Colours Cayman bolsters its efforts to support the Caribbean and Latin American region by incorporating as Colours Caribbean.
Fighting For Marriage Equality
- Colours Caribbean, Dr Leonardo Raznovich and our external legal counsel, Travers Smith LLP, consort with Governor’s Office on revision of the “Domestic Partnership Bill 2020.”
“Colours Cayman’s Comments On The Domestic Partnership Bill 2020”
- Colours Caribbean works alongside Governor’s Office to improve the equality of the legal framework leading to the passing of the “Civil Partnership Act 2020.”
“Colours Cayman Welcomes The Governor’s Assent To The Civil Partnership Law 2020”
- Colours Caribbean joins forces with Stonewall to prevent the repeal of Section 81 (Governor’s reserved powers to legislate).
Defending Marriage Equality
- Colours Caribbean intervenes in the Privy Council cases for same-sex marriage and successfully defends the legality of the “Civil Partnership Act 2020” in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
“An Oxford University president is fighting to roll back LGBTQ+ rights in the Caribbean. Why?”
Multiregional Roundtable On LGBTQIA+ Human Rights
A series of discussions involving prominent activists, groups and organisations from around the Caribbean and UK, exploring the centuries of oppression our LGBTQIA+ community has suffered under the British Empire, from the Colonial Era to Modern Day.
Colours Community Centre Officially Opens
The first of its kind in the Cayman Islands.
Our Colours Community Centre will serve a multitude of purposes, chief among them being the provision of a safe and secure physical space for vulnerable members of the local LGBTQIA+ community to gather and provide support or seek assistance.
We’ll use this space to host regular educational workshops, social events, training sessions and volunteer activities to better serve our community and further our mission.