Based in Jamaica
Faith tradition/s: Christian
ANGELINE C. JACKSON is the former Executive Director and co-founder of Quality of Citizenship Jamaica. She is the 2022 J-FLAG Advocate of the Year recipient, the 2014 recipient of the Hero Award from Saint Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation for her work on LGBTQ rights in Jamaica, the 2016 Troy Perry Medal of Pride award, and the 2017 International Youth Icon Award from the Florida Youth Pride Coalition.
She is the author of Funny Gyal: My Fight Against Homophobia in Jamaica; her other writing has appeared in The Advocate, Time Magazine, and The Jamaica Gleaner. She is cited in multiple academic papers and books.
Over the years, Angeline has presented at various events and panels, including the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Creating Change. She was a featured speaker for a 2023 Lesbian Day of Visibility event for a Fortune 500 company. She is a fellow of the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum.
Angeline was the Intern Minister at Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena, CA. She is now a Unitarian Universalist Minister and her entrepreneurial ministry is called sUUstenance.LGBT. She is also an expert witness for LGBTQ asylum seekers.