Jamaican activists are making plans for the third annual Montego Bay Pride, which is scheduled for Oct. 12-15, 2017.
“Come be a part of LOVE & PRIDE in the Bay!” says Jamaican/Canadian activist Maurice Tomlinson.
“This accessible event will offer ground transportation, meals, and entertainment,” he says.
Events are planned to begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12.
An LGBTQI film festival is scheduled for each evening.
The busiest day will be Sunday, Oct. 15, which will include:
- Pride breakfast.
- Flag-raising and opening ceremony.
- “Culture Clash” — A discussion of the relationship of Jamaican music and the LGBTQI community.
- Team sports in the afternoon.
- Presentations by Pride exhibitors and NGOs.
- Preparation of banners and placards.
- “Paint the Town Gay” Pride flash stands (protest demonstrations)
- Pride after party.
Jamaican human rights advocate Khavoy Brown is the co-coordinator with Tomlinson for Montego Bay Pride 2017. Brown says that his participation in Montego Bay Pride 2016 gave him a “sense of liberation [that] motivated me to work for even greater inclusion of LGBT people in our society.”
Registrations are already being accepted for the October event.
- Jamaica needs more Pride, more often (December 2016, 76crimes.com)
- How was Montego Bay Pride a success? Let me count the ways (October 2016, 76crimes.com)
- Jamaican success: Fun + advocacy at Montego Bay Pride (October 2016, 76crimes.com)
- Deliriously happy after Jamaica’s first Montego Bay Pride (October 2015, 76crimes.com)
- Montego Bay Pride – here’s why (August 2015, 76crimes.com)
- Jamaica’s first Pride gets boost from government officials (August 2015, 76crimes.com)
- Commentary: Why Jamaica Pride is important (August 2015, 76crimes.com)
- Star power of Ellen Page supports Jamaica Pride (August 2015, 76crimes.com)