Tag Archives: Jamaica

March for justice, or stand? 2 experts compare tactics

Denis LeBlanc is a pioneer of the LGBTI liberation movement in Canada and has been a visible activist for SOGI equality for over 40 years.  He was among the first Grand Marshals for Ottawa Pride. Maurice Tomlinson is a leading … Continue reading

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How Jamaica’s Charter of Rights aids blackmailers

Activist lawyer Maurice Tomlinson tells how Jamaican law lays the groundwork for blackmail schemes such as the one that entrapped popular Jamaican actor Oliver Samuels. Jamaica’s Charter of Rights is also a blackmailer’s charter Jamaica’s 2011 Charter of Fundamental Rights … Continue reading

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Montego Bay Pride — here’s why

The historic Jamaica Pride that took place in Kingston from August 1 to 5 was an unqualified success. With public endorsements from the mayor of Kingston and the Minister of Justice, it is clear that the forward march for the … Continue reading

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7 countries’ LGBTI supporters, in school and out

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news.   MUTUAL SUPPORT In Sri Lanka, the group Equal Ground has released a music video “Nothing but Pride,” shot … Continue reading

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Star power of Ellen Page supports Jamaica Pride

This is one of several articles about Jamaica’s first Pride celebration. See also: “Jamaica’s first Pride gets boost from government officials” and “Commentary: Why Jamaica Pride is important.” Loop Jamaica reports: Jamaica’s first ever gay Pride festival received high-profile support in the … Continue reading

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Jamaica’s first Pride gets boost from government officials

This is the first of several articles about PRiDEJA 2015. See also: “Commentary: Why Jamaica Pride is important”  and “Star power of Ellen Page supports Jamaica Pride.” In a change from Jamaica’s often-deserved reputation as a violently homophobic nation, Jamaican politicians have … Continue reading

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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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