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Donnya Piggott

Donnya Piggott


Pink Coconuts aims to begin a commerce argument to LGBTQ activism in the Caribbean. Understanding how Caribbean islands can benefit from targeting this market - we can lobby for change in legislation that not only creates a better environment for LGBTQ tourism to flourish but for local communities as well. We hope to provide LGBTQ sensitivity and education training that not only benefits the hotel service quality but the lives of LGBTQ people who may come into contact with staff members. From this, we hope to see inclusive hotel & tourism policies and equal opportunity policies for hiring that are LGBTQ specific. Finally, Pink Coconuts is a company that is ran by the community for the community.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
- Nelson Mandela


Billions $ of industry


countries still criminalize same sex activity


Project that can make the Caribbean more inclusive

A bit about Donnya

Donnya Piggott is a 27 year old lesbian advocate from Barbados. She founded the organisation B-GLAD – a public advocacy organisation that focuses on public education, awareness and discussion as the step towards creating an inclusive Barbados and Caribbean by extension. Donnya was named a Queen’s Young Leader by Queen Elizabeth II in 2015 for her work in LGBTQ advocacy in Barbados. Currently, she is the founder and owner of the Pink Coconuts start-up – A tourism-based social venture that uses a commerce approach to LGBTQ advocacy in the Caribbean while improving the lives of communities and creating an inclusive Barbados.