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LGBTI news 3: Jamaica, Russia, Ukraine

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the third of three posts. The first one reported news from Kazakhstan, Sri … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s major newspaper backs LGBTI rights

Jamaica’s major daily, the Gleaner, today published an editorial supporting the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling and calling on Jamaica to take a similar course. In contrast to the United States, the editorial states, in Jamaica “there is still … Continue reading

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Gay father’s delight: ‘Dad, thank you for inspiring me’

A Father’s Day blessing Growing up in the Christian fundamentalist society of Jamaica, I believed in my church’s teaching that I could be cured of my homosexuality by simply marrying a woman. I therefore married my best female friend who … 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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Jamaican priest calls for LGBT tolerance, understanding

“Leadership and courage must walk hand in hand as we help our people to understand that our human family comprises even those who are different from us.” — Sean Major-Campbell An Anglican priest in Jamaica, the Rev. Sean Major-Campbell wrote … 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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Jamaicans need to condemn attacks on LGBTI youth

Did Jamaica ignore violence against LGBTI youth on IDAHOT-B? On Sunday, May 17, there was a public march in Kingston, Jamaica, to condemn an upsurge in violence against the nation’s children. That date was also the International Day Against Homophobia, … Continue reading

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