Tag Archives: Maurice Tomlinson

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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Progress for LGBTI people and rights in the Caribbean

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network reports: Increasing the visibility of LGBTI people and their rights in the Caribbean Two separate, but related events supported by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network took place in the Caribbean last week: Police LGBTI Sensitization … Continue reading

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Grenada is making progress on LGBTI human rights

The island of Grenada is probably best known for the 1983 US-led invasion.  However this beautiful tropical paradise — also called the “Spice Isle” for the abundant nutmeg trees, as well as the exotic feel of the country — may … Continue reading

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