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Saint Lucia’s first and only LGBT organisation, United and Strong Inc. was formed in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Saint Lucia’s first and only LGBT organisation, United and Strong Inc. (U&S) is a non-profit human rights organization formed in 2001 and registered in November of 2005 in collaboration with the Caribbean AIDS Alliance and AIDS Action Foundation in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Its aim was to reach men sleeping with men; however U&S has always worked actively with women sleeping with women. United and Strong foundation is to build and provide an enabling environment for the advancement of human rights of the LGBT community in Saint Lucia. Our main goal as a community is to advocate for the human rights of all persons, to encourage respect and acceptance for diversity; eliminate stigma and discrimination while creating a just society where everyone is equal; not just in words but in actions.
United and Strong provides legal resources and psychosocial accompaniment to LGBT members who have experienced human rights violations. Apart from advocacy, the organization also conducts education sessions, trainings, human rights documentation, and local/regional advocacy and media to raise awareness about the human rights of LGBT people. United and Strong serves as the ILGA Women’s Secretariat.