Tag Archives: Jamaica

4 news briefs: Anti-gay laws undercutting AIDS efforts

In each of these four news items, the point is the same — countries’ anti-gay laws create problems for AIDS fighters. Each item was excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news: Speaking to … Continue reading

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Europe ruling may boost LGBTI equality in Caribbean

Jamaican attorney and activist Maurice Tomlinson says yesterday’s court ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, could lead to positive change in the Caribbean. European Court brings relationship equality to the Caribbean British Overseas Territories? On July … Continue reading

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Jamaica today: Challenging homophobic TV stations

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network reports: This morning, the Jamaican Court of Appeal will begin hearing a precedent-setting appeal by Maurice Tomlinson, Jamaican human rights activist and a senior policy analyst at the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, challenging national television … Continue reading

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Advocates for LGBTI Africans on UK shortlist for award

The United Kingdom-based African LGBTI advocacy organization Out and Proud Diamond Group has been shortlisted for honors at the National Diversity Awards 2015. The awards, including the one for community organizations working on LGBTI issues, will be presented Sept. 18 … Continue reading

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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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Comment: Reggae festival does little for LGBTI Jamaicans

This is the second 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. This is a commentary by Jamaican/Canadian activist Maurice Tomlinson on the festival’s response. … Continue reading

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Reggae festival vows to block singers’ homophobia

This is the first of three articles related to the Edmonton Reggae Festival’s response to protests against anti-LGBTQ singers that it has invited to perform. The second article is a commentary by Maurice Tomlinson titled “Reggae festival does little for … Continue reading

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