Tag Archives: Maurice Tomlinson

Europe ruling may boost LGBTI equality in Caribbean

Jamaican attorney and activist Maurice Tomlinson says yesterday’s court ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, could lead to positive change in the Caribbean. European Court brings relationship equality to the Caribbean British Overseas Territories? On July … Continue reading

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Jamaica today: Challenging homophobic TV stations

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network reports: This morning, the Jamaican Court of Appeal will begin hearing a precedent-setting appeal by Maurice Tomlinson, Jamaican human rights activist and a senior policy analyst at the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, challenging national television … Continue reading

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Empower the Black Queer Community of Edmonton!

This is the third of three articles: The first article presents the Edmonton Reggae Festival’s response to protests against anti-LGBTQ singers that it has invited to perform. The second is a commentary by Jamaican/Canadian activist Maurice Tomlinson titled “Reggae festival … Continue reading

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Comment: Reggae festival does little for LGBTI Jamaicans

This is the second of three articles: The first article presents the Edmonton Reggae Festival’s response to protests against anti-LGBTQ singers that it has invited to perform. This is a commentary by Jamaican/Canadian activist Maurice Tomlinson on the festival’s response. … Continue reading

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Reggae festival vows to block singers’ homophobia

This is the first of three articles related to the Edmonton Reggae Festival’s response to protests against anti-LGBTQ singers that it has invited to perform. The second article is a commentary by Maurice Tomlinson titled “Reggae festival does little for … Continue reading

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Demand diversity training for anti-gay reggae singers

Sponsors of the Edmonton Reggae Festival in Edmonton, Canada, are under pressure to drop three headliners from their Sept. 5 schedule because of anti-LGBT statements and songs. The Calgary International Reggae Festival has already barred Queen Ifrica, Capleton and I-Wayne … Continue reading

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Parental advice for the childless Holy Father

Dear Pope Francis, It is reported that you said gay and lesbian parents can’t love their children like heterosexuals. My own son is being raised Catholic and, as such, I know that your words would both hurt and confuse him. … Continue reading

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