Monday, 5 December 2011

Happy Belated Birthday, Barbados!!!

I intended to post this last week.

On November 30, 1966, Barbados gained its independence, joining the Commonwealth of Nations; it had been a British colony since the 1600s. Barbados first Prime Minister was social reformer Errol Walton Barrow of the Democratic Labour Party. Half of my ancestry goes back to that island, hence this post. On LGBTQ issues, Barbados, although as conservative as much of the Caribbean is, seems to be liberalizing somewhat, as this November 7 article in the country's Nation News suggests. It still has a long way to go.

In any event, Happy Belated 45th Birthday to the "bearded isle"!!!

Edit: Find my tribute to my Italian ancestry here.

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