Trans in Guyana: Recognized but Not Protected – Rosamond S. King, Ph.D. – Critical and creative writer and artist; assistant professor of English, Brooklyn College

One of the dirty secrets of the LGBT “community” in the U.S.A. is that the “T” — transgender folks — usually get the short end of the stick when they’re addressed at all. So imagine my surprise when a high court in the Caribbean, a region thought of as rigidly homophobic and “behind” the U.S.A., released a ruling that acknowledges transgender identities, even as it refuses to legally protect them.