Tag Archives: J-FLAG

Empower the Black Queer Community of Edmonton!

This is the third of three articles: The first article presents the Edmonton Reggae Festival’s response to protests against anti-LGBTQ singers that it has invited to perform. The second is a commentary by Jamaican/Canadian activist Maurice Tomlinson titled “Reggae festival … Continue reading

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Progress + disputes: Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia

A recap of recent news about LGBTI rights in three of the Caribbean nations with laws against homosexual activity (Guyana, St. Lucia and Jamaica), with help from coverage in the Caribbean IRN Blog of the International Resource Network: Guyana Stabroek … Continue reading

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Progress in Jamaica toward ‘world as it should be’

Jamaican lesbian activist Angeline Jackson, executive director of Quality Citizenship Jamaica (QCJ), sees signs of progress in the fight against homophobia in Jamaica, as she explained in a commentary for Time magazine. See below for excerpts from the commentary, titled “Is … Continue reading

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LGBT envoy heads to Jamaica amid plans for Pride

The Dallas Voice reports: Randy Berry, special envoy for the human rights of LGBT persons, and USAID Senior LGBT Coordinator Todd Larson leave for Jamaica tomorrow (Thursday, May 21), to discuss the rights of LGBT people and other marginalized groups … Continue reading

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Evicted gay youths under attack (again) in Jamaica

On Wednesday, April 15 at about 1 p.m., some patrons of the Clocktower Plaza in Kingston decided to “cleanse” the premises of gays. This shopping venue was one of the few spaces in the capital that gays could hang out … Continue reading

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Jamaica has a new gay-friendly public defender

Jamaica’s new public defender supports LGBTI people! This is refreshing, as the previous public defender seemed ready to deny the right to freedom of expression of LGBTI people and said that we should “tone down” our behaviour if we wanted … Continue reading

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Jamaica: LGBT youths can’t even call a gully their home

Jamaican activists who balk at the idea of forcing LGBT youths to live on the streets are trying to find a feasible alternative now that police have ousted dozens of youths from Shoemaker Gully, a drainage channel in New Kingston. … Continue reading

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