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‘I am black, I am a woman and I am a lesbian’- USVI Senator Janelle K. Sarauw

- makes disclosure at International Women’s Day Dinner @ Lambert Beach Resort last night, March 8, 2022
At the International Women’s Day Dinner themed ‘Break the Bias’ at Lambert Beach Resort last evening, March 8, 2022, Guest Speaker and USVI Legislator Senator Janelle K. Sarauw told the roomful of women that she was a lesbian. Photo: VINO
USVI Senator Janelle K. Sarauw told the roomful of women she was proud to reveal she is a lesbian because ‘closet is for clothes’. Photo: VINO
USVI Senator Janelle K. Sarauw told the roomful of women she was proud to reveal she is a lesbian because ‘closet is for clothes’. Photo: VINO
LAMBERT BEACH RESORT, Tortola, VI- Rosemary Cindy Rosan declaring her candidacy for the next general elections of the Virgin Islands was not the only revelation at the International Women’s Day Dinner themed ‘Break the Bias’ at Lambert Beach Resort last evening, March 8, 2022.

“I am black, I am a woman and I am a lesbian”, were the words of Guest Speaker and USVI Senator Janelle K. Sarauw told the roomful of women.

Senator Sarauw told the 140plus women and few men present that when she first ran for the senate she was dissected in several ways, with her personal life being placed on the forefront.

“Things were said about me that I didn’t even know about myself and people had the craziest stories and they repeated it with conviction.”

‘Closet is for clothes’- Senator Sarauw

She related that WhatsApp became her enemy to the point that she was angry and hurt to the extent of becoming slightly paranoid. “…. I knew that I was different. I knew that I had many different identities… the concept of intersectionality, I am black, I am a woman and I am a lesbian and I am out and I am proud, because I believe the closet is for clothes and shoes, I have no reason to be hiding.”

Senator Sarauw said she knew that those identities would cause fear.

Her sexuality, she said, became that floor mat for many following a publication in the Virgin Islands Daily News which, according to her, was an interview on education during which she did mention being a lesbian.

“The following day the headline said Senator Sarauw acknowledged she is gay and then the content of the article had nothing to do with the headline and there were so many malicious headlines that the media did a number on me.”

The crowd heard from the senator that she had to allow some things to die within her to birth the woman she was becoming.

“And the reason why so many women don’t become the women they want is because they are too attached to who they have been, and to get there you have to lose some friends, some family and some company,” Sarauw stated.

Before 2001, anal sex and oral sex for both heterosexuals and male homosexuals were criminal offences, referred to as "buggery" under the British Virgin Islands Criminal Code.

Lesbian activity has never been illegal.

63 Responses to “‘I am black, I am a woman and I am a lesbian’- USVI Senator Janelle K. Sarauw”

  • Interested (09/03/2022, 16:14) Like (89) Dislike (26) Reply
    In need of Jesus
    • Stop Compromising God’s Word To Not Offend People (09/03/2022, 19:07) Like (32) Dislike (9) Reply
      You got parents, staunch church members out there promoting their children’s homosexual ways then using an excuse of not judging when the Bible clearly says:

      “In righteousness, you shall judge your neighbour.” Leviticus 19:16. Righteous judgment means not judging according to the flesh, but according to the spirit. (John 8:15).

      Spiritual compromise happens when you refuse to submit to God’s ways.

      God told Moses (Exod. 32:9), “I have seen this people, and behold, they are an obstinate people.” Literally, “they are a stiff-necked people.” Like a stubborn animal that refuses to submit to the yoke, stiff-necked people refuse to submit to the Lord and His ways with them. They think that their ways are right and everyone else, including God, is wrong. Israel’s “stiff necks” are seen in their repeated grumbling against the Lord, in spite of His repeated, gracious dealings with them.

      2 Timothy 3:1-5

      But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

      • black history (10/03/2022, 12:38) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
        so y'all really going come in this place and preach BS these religions people follow is just to control the population.... but as old folk says cant teach old dog new tricks. Christianity religion was implemented on black people by the white man to control....same religion which they used on each other since the 11th century claiming they retaking the holy lands from the Muslims..... now they use it to implement fear in the heart's of the population. if you're raised with the mind set of good vs evil and always been told if you do good you'll be compensated with eternal life and if you do bad you'll be burning for the rest of eternity.

        what you need to do is take another book besides that fairy tail called the bible which been translated from old English and to English which they removed books from because they didn't agree with those fairy tails go do research get educated and let people live their life as they please....hopefully i get my point across
    • Bobbol (10/03/2022, 05:35) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
      That’s a woman?
  • I'll say (09/03/2022, 16:21) Like (11) Dislike (26) Reply
    More pum pum Pow-wer
  • she is a rooster (09/03/2022, 16:45) Like (64) Dislike (16) Reply
    bad influence
  • Me (09/03/2022, 16:49) Like (57) Dislike (15) Reply
    OK lesbo did anyone asked ?
  • Really (09/03/2022, 16:50) Like (63) Dislike (10) Reply
    The elites program the masses to go against God in every which way. This is wrong people you are supposed to be with the opposite sex not the same sex. That's all they push on tv,radio, school etc. Switching genda is very very wrong another thing their pushing
    • WOW (09/03/2022, 19:51) Like (17) Dislike (36) Reply
      I forget @Really you name GOD so it is your duty to judge others. These close minded people I live around, is the Senator bothering you? Is her sexuality a problem to you? Since I know God is the only judge... how you got involved?
      • Really (10/03/2022, 05:24) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply

        Ask the Almighty when your burning in brimstones since you don't have free will. You just comply with the bullsh**. I have all my common sense to know that they Elites set everyone up to go against the father. Look at world and see if we're not living in Sodom and Gomorrah. You're so stupid that you don't even know that we're living in revelation. I know you here the rumors of war also with the famines raise in gas prices and hike in groceries. Stay sleep

      • Wow, You So Unreal (10/03/2022, 10:00) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
        Really is not judging, he or she is fruit inspecting.
        By their Fruit you shall know them.
  • cay (09/03/2022, 16:56) Like (34) Dislike (12) Reply
    Oh no she look like a boy anyway
  • liberation (09/03/2022, 17:13) Like (9) Dislike (16) Reply
    Live like u want to live some running around robbing & killing
  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Virgin Islands. (09/03/2022, 17:32) Like (46) Dislike (20) Reply
    As people that claimed that we are a Christians by faith, we should not even consider a lesbian to lead us politically. How else could we have been born if our mother and father have turned to same sex partners? Even animal, insects, fish, and pigs etc. Know the answer, why not some of us humans?
    • mad max (09/03/2022, 19:22) Like (19) Dislike (33) Reply
      How can you claim to be a Christian with so much hate in your heart. Your discrimination is no different to racism.
  • lol (09/03/2022, 18:04) Like (32) Dislike (3) Reply
    Three whammies
  • Not attending nothing (09/03/2022, 18:06) Like (26) Dislike (8) Reply
    Set of one of bes there. But you a lesbian stripes. All of you disturb.
  • Concerned (09/03/2022, 19:04) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ms. Janelle you are black, you are a woman only there our interest lies. The rest does speak of you or spore much interest of the majority of real God fearing ladies and the younger generation. Thank you
  • Forbidden Truth (09/03/2022, 19:26) Like (56) Dislike (29) Reply
    You are disgusting. Go fix your deformed life. Woman lying around in bed with other woman is an abomination.
  • Norris Turnbull (09/03/2022, 19:27) Like (42) Dislike (17) Reply
    What's her point? She wants a medal now? Nasty so n so.
  • well saw (09/03/2022, 19:48) Like (37) Dislike (13) Reply
    Well saw this is what we have become and the girl children of this country have to listen to and see this kind of BS.
  • ok (09/03/2022, 20:02) Like (22) Dislike (6) Reply
    She resemble the 1 by the sports complex who I see teaching the youngsters how to play football.
  • Ladybugstx (09/03/2022, 20:07) Like (19) Dislike (31) Reply
    He who has no sin cast the first stone ! Allow people to live their, lesbian is not a crime , so let senator Lady be !
  • Nikki (09/03/2022, 20:11) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    Who cares
  • landlord rent over due (09/03/2022, 20:32) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    140 x $150 =$21,000
  • WOW (09/03/2022, 20:42) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    first C**y agreed to run for office now this lady says she’s a lesbian??? Will T*la R**do avoid this ?? sorry next!!
  • W*F (09/03/2022, 20:51) Like (20) Dislike (6) Reply
    well all cindy has to do is say she a lesbian maybe she might win like Mr. Janell Sarauw!!!
  • really?? (09/03/2022, 21:35) Like (43) Dislike (1) Reply
    From time I saw her picture on the Flyer I figured she was one. But why do people feel the need to announce their personal life? If you Gay, why do I need to know that? If I like being with several women, should I announce that too?
  • VI2DehBone (09/03/2022, 21:41) Like (14) Dislike (22) Reply
    Y’all BVI ppl off the chain! Mindset I so much in the Stone Age which is where you will continue to lay. Everybody actions holier than though but ain’t more backstabbing and nasty ppl than my own ppl from the BVI. Gtfoh with all that lol
    • @vi2dehbone (10/03/2022, 09:02) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Oooh ok!! I think this is all over though………………. Yawnnnnnn! Anyways everyone is have their own beliefs. But we live in a world where we are force to expect things else we will be hated or called haters. Sheshhhhhh
  • Christian?? (09/03/2022, 21:55) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    This comment section is vile. You call yourselves Christians? I hope all of you using the Bible to further your bigoted agenda follow ALL the “rules” of your God.

    Leviticus 19:19 - check your outfits! “ neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee”

    Leviticus 9:10 - one for all you fish lovers “ All that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you.”
    • stop (09/03/2022, 23:55) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
      That is not what Leviticus 9:10 says. However, Leviticus 11:9 instructs that from the sea, we should only eat those creatures that have fins and scales. Both fins and scales. Not skin and scales not fins and shells. Fins AND scales. The rest of this chapter tells what can be eaten from land animals, only those that chew the cud and the PIG is unclean to you. It further tells what type of birds can be consumed. Not those with webbed feet.
  • tom boy (09/03/2022, 23:54) Like (21) Dislike (4) Reply
    Who cares if she is a butch? We all got to like someone
  • asking for a friend (10/03/2022, 00:27) Like (36) Dislike (2) Reply
    Who asked her about her sexuity?
    • @asking for a friend (10/03/2022, 07:27) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
      She felt compelled to defend her sexuality as all her police involved girlfriend troubles are well-known and posted online. Might as well admit it and get it out of the way. You know, the elephant in the room.
  • Styles. (10/03/2022, 06:16) Like (11) Dislike (24) Reply
    Based on the comments today the conclusion is clear: Christianity equals Hate.

  • Hmm (10/03/2022, 08:39) Like (20) Dislike (13) Reply
    These comments are a perfect representation of the HYPOCRITES in this country! The day and the Event was to Honor and uplift Women and i can bet Money majority of these comments are from WOMEN, dragging this woman down like that. Half the time, yal sons AND HUSBANDS undercover gay and ur daughters dabbling, but because yal think no body knows, u can jump on ur high horse, behind anonymity, to tear down someone whose intentions were good. How do yal kno there isnt some young woman, somewhere that looks up to her and her strength to be who she is despite society? But hey....BVI Love right!?
    • Peaches (10/03/2022, 14:49) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
      @Hmm and everyone else on here who is promoting what this USVI Senator as something good. Read what the Bible says in Romans Chapter 1:

      God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity
      18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

      21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

      24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

      26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.


      Two men cannot procreate, likewise, two men cannot procreate.

      Senator, you need Jesus. We are living in the end-times. Gave your heart to the Lord and depart from this abominaton.
  • Wayne DEAD (10/03/2022, 08:39) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    Wow Sarauw like NO CHIT SHERLOCKE lol we don't care about your sexual preference just be good at your job. Last time you wore a dress was when you were Carnival Queen so please tell us something we didn't know.
  • rasta (10/03/2022, 09:03) Like (28) Dislike (1) Reply
    why do we have to know who you sleep with, keep that information to yourself, so disgusting
  • Sad (10/03/2022, 09:54) Like (9) Dislike (15) Reply
    The only thing that you call can take away from this article is her sexuality. A very sad world we live in. Ignorance is bliss
    • Oh Please (10/03/2022, 11:25) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Well that is all the article is about. Who needs to read that.
  • okay (10/03/2022, 10:56) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Just in case anyone was in any doubt, she is black and she is a woman. Next?
  • $150? (10/03/2022, 11:00) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    $150 to tell people that you have sex with women? I have sex with women too. But how does that information help what's happening in the virgin Islands and surrounding countries? Wars, drug smuggling, human trafficking, guns, gangs, mothers molesting their own children and you're talking about who you have sex with. I really feel that many of you just crave attention.
  • resident (10/03/2022, 11:55) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    I was wondering why she felt compelled to mention that aspect. Her speech should have been based on all discrimination. We could have drawn our own conclusions! We in this territory act like being a lesbian is so abhorrent. Your daughters are not going to be influenced if it’s not in them. You don’t wake up one day and decide to be gay or straight. For the most part you can see it from a young age. There is nothing you as a parent can do. We can pray like 10 pundits it’s not going to change the individual. If you have not walk in that shoe don’t judge. You can NEVER know what it’s like. Hats off to all those who have decided to live their truth.
  • NICK (10/03/2022, 13:51) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    At the least she is bold and out spoken. She did that to get her, notice i say (her) feed back from the BVI community. Love her but hate the sin, encourage her but do not condone. God can break or release from any bondage. She have lost her way like so many. Come on christian community. Jesus is still the way, the truth and life.
  • Typical Virgin Islanders (10/03/2022, 14:59) Like (9) Dislike (10) Reply
    Everyone who on here judging the senator, I HOPE ayo mother had ayo for a man that was married to her. I hope she wasn't having sex without being married to make y'all judgy selves. I hope the children you all made was to the person you said 'I do' to. Don't pick and choose sin since we playing the sin game
  • for the love of God (10/03/2022, 15:32) Like (10) Dislike (8) Reply
    No wonder the young people are how they are. Is this the type of Role Model that we are exposing or children too. There are so many other persons in this territory who are certainly role models that the younger ladies can emulate. Where is the substance or message that she put forward?
    • Think again (10/03/2022, 17:05) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      How can 1 individual be the reason as to why the children are the way they are today? Senator Sarauw was a guest at a dinner. It takes a village to raise 1 child. Also at the dinner there were speakers from here such as Minister Shereen Flax, Sasha, April. They actually live here and deal with BVI problems everyday. Let’s focus here
  • I do not under stand (10/03/2022, 17:08) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    What this lady is trying say that cin*** is one of them
  • For the love of Christ (10/03/2022, 22:40) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ok people question answered. The best place to announce you’re a lesbian is at an all girls event. Do you think if this event was going to have a bunch of man the senator would entertain Cindy? All you something else. She maybe even caught a fish or two while she was here. Hehehe
  • Negrito Sucios (11/03/2022, 08:55) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well you in the right place cause these butch over here can take any strap on you got 20 inch whatever the fish dem too.
  • This is it. (11/03/2022, 11:42) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is the only thing that VINO got out of our HER speech. But you should not alienate only the portion that fits you and your ratings.
  • WOW (11/03/2022, 11:51) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    Some of you call yourselves Christians, but your hearts are so full of hate. Spewing hate because she's gay but y'all out here lying, stealing, fornicating and swinging your vile tongues!
  • smdh (11/03/2022, 14:05) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    As a fellow Virgin Islander born and raised YALL MAKE THE DUCK SICK! Look at how you all judge and chastise the Senator. Yet some of you beat your spouses, rape children and have sex more than porn stars with multiple people! And you all REALLY on this blog talking bout SIN?!?! GTFOHWTBS!
  • SMH (11/03/2022, 20:28) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Tortola is disgusting for these comments. Preachers cheating on their wives. Yall husband's and boyfriends touching yall kids. Women getting beat... people killing each other yet who a consenting adult sleeps with is disgusting? I really can't wait til the older population die off. Your viewpoints and close mindedness is destroying this territory not lesbians. Christians will forgive a murderer... adulterer... a pedophile... but not a homosexual. I can't wait until the younger generation replace the relics of today's society. Shame on you.
  • French town man (12/03/2022, 13:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The good Senator keeping it real Not like some of you that go to church just to talk about each call yourself Christians??The meek will always inherit and the wicked will perish!!!!!!’
  • Jenni (15/03/2022, 22:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Here goes the one day Christians/all week hypocrites. Call yourself a Christian and on here with the shenanigans and judging people???

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