When hundreds of thousands of Haitians lost their homes, families and livelihood in the earthquake two years ago, Haiti’s gays and lesbians experienced an outburst of homophobia.
With a majority of its population devoutly Catholic, many LGBT Haitian’s are not open about their sexual orientation for fear of physical and verbal abuse. But in the aftermath of 2010′s natural disaster, some conservative religious leaders in Haiti blamed the earthquake on homosexuality.
Video journalist Caroline Dijckmeester-Bins and I collaborated to create Haiti’s Scapegoats, incorporating animations and illustrations of the people we interviewed this summer. Chevelin Pierre also made contributing illustrations.