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Andil Gosine celebrates Colin Robinson's 60th Birthday with Nature's Wild

6 October 2021
Nature's Wild Celebrates Colin Robinson poster

From Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art:

This celebration is co-organized with scholar and artist Andil Gosine for the New York launch of his new book Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex and Law in the Caribbean. The evening will include readings and conversations to honor the “godfather” of LGBTQI+ Caribbean communities by Audre Lorde Project co-founder Johnny Manzon-Santos, writers Rosamond King and Anton Nimblett, and Robinson’s sister, Charmaine M. Robinson.

Among his many contributions to New York City, Colin Robinson co-founded Gay Men of African Descent, the Audre Lorde Project and the Caribbean-identified Lesbian and Gay Alliance. Robinson held leadership positions at Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the Centre for LGBTQ Studies, and New York State Black Network. Gosine’s essay from Nature’s Wild, “The Father, A Godfather and the Specter of Beasts Old and New,” examines Robinson’s work as a champion of sexual justice in Trinidad and Tobago, following his return home in 2007.