Tag Archives: Jamaica

OK to block TV tolerance ad? Jamaican court will decide

The Jamaican Court of Appeal is in the midst of hearings on whether TV stations that serve the public have the right to refuse a public-service advertisement promoting tolerance of LGBTI people. The hearings, scheduled for Feb. 1 to Feb. … Continue reading

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Debate over Jamaica’s anti-gay law gets personal

This is activist Maurice Tomlinson’s response to an anti-LGBT letter to the Jamaica Gleaner, in particular the section that raised questions about him and his family.  The letter also suggested that seeking public support for repeal of Jamaica’s “buggery law” … Continue reading

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Appeal to Jamaican schools: Stop abusing LGBTI students

Jamaica’s leading newspaper today called for improved training for school guidance counselors so they will not harass LGBTI students with homophobic abuse. In response, the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, which represents guidance counselors, declared that it cannot support that proposal because, … Continue reading

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I refuse to be a victim, so I took a stand, Tomlinson says

I considered myself to be a very confident person. That changed suddenly a few years ago when I received a particularly vicious email death threat because of my advocacy for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s top daily endorses suit against ‘buggery law’

Jamaica’s premier newspaper supports my challenge to the anti-sodomy law!   Editorial: Good luck to Maurice Tomlinson Friday | December 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM | Jamaica Gleaner Hopefully, Maurice Tomlinson has greater insulation than was available to Javed Jaghai, … Continue reading

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Commentary: Jamaican activists need to change focus

Jamaica needs to make a wide variety of improvements in its human rights record with regard to its LGBT citizens — which may not be possible if activists focus too much attention on the nation’s buggery law, says Jaevion Nelson, … Continue reading

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Bad news, briefly, from Jamaica, Gambia, Russia

In brief, some troubling news from countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news and elsewhere: Anti-LGBTI rally in Jamaica portrays homophobes as victims In Jamaica, hundreds of Christians rallied … Continue reading

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