Caribbean

JULIAN ISENIA – LGTBQ CITIZENSHIP IN THE DUTCH CARIBBEAN

A couple of weeks back Julia Chanda Zvobgo, from Afrispectives sat down for a chat with Julian Isenia, PhD researcher at the university of Amsterdam to learn all about LGBTQ, cultural, citizenship in the Dutch Caribbean. Julian, himself from Curacao, looks at how the LGBTQ community claims their space in society, through for example dance, theatre and personal stories.  He challenges the perceived homophobia and stereotypical frames that are often used when referred to the islands. Viewing complete cultures as homophobic,