The LGBT advocacy group – United and Strong, wants a meeting with newly appointed government minister, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun.
Mrs. Flood-Beaubrun was sworn in recently as Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service.
Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has said that she will be focusing on two main areas – family rights and human rights.
The Secretary of United and Strong, Jessica St Rose, told the Times that the LGBT advocacy organization would like to meet the new minister as soon as possible.
St Rose recalled that the group had already announced its desire to meet with new Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet and his administration to discuss issues affecting the LGBT population here.
She observed that Sarah Flood-Beaubrun has not been a “supporter” and has strong personal views on matters such as LGBT issues and abortion.
“We have been giving her pressure when it comes to that,” St Rose asserted.
She recalled that just recently the minister indicated that she would be articulating the views of the people.
St Rose described Flood-Beaubrun’s comments as encouraging.
She told the Times that as a minister, one would have to advocate on behalf of the people since they are the ones who put persons in positions of power.
“I do think that it is comforting that she is taking that stand because it is not about what she wants, but what the people want,” the United and Strong official declared.
St Rose told the Times:
“We would like to sit with her because we are also the people, even if we are part of the minority.”