Tag Archives: Maurice Tomlinson

Dear Belize, it’s time to scrap your ban on LGBTI visitors

Belize is one of only two countries in the Western Hemisphere that still bans the entry of homosexuals. While the law is rarely enforced, it serves to stigmatize and vilify LGBTI people, who are regularly fired from jobs, evicted from … Continue reading

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Activists go head-to-head with unaware Trinidad boosters

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is one of only two countries in the Western Hemisphere that still legally bans the entry of homosexuals, and one of only 11 that continues to criminalize same-gender intimacy. As the country prepares to … Continue reading

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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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Story with a moral: 2 gay tourists, 1 anti-gay merchant

Two gay tourists arrived on a cruise in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Aug. 19 and decided to explore the beautiful capital. On their stroll they passed a shop at the same time as a group of local boys who, according to … Continue reading

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Barbados protests seek repeal of harsh buggery law

On Wednesday, Aug. 19,  at 11:45 a.m., a small protest was staged outside the Parliament Buildings in Bridgetown, Barbados. Organised by local trans* activist Alexa Hoffmann, the demonstration was dubbed a “Flash Stand for Equality and Inclusion.” It lasted for … 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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