Tag Archives: J-FLAG

Russia, India, Jamaica, Africa: Many attacks, some progress

News items in this recap mostly were excerpted with slight modifications from two published round-ups of the world’s LGBTI-related news– UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes and ILGA’s LGBulleTIn. Physical attacks and arrests Police arrested about 20 activists supporting the LGBTI community during … Continue reading

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Challenge to Jamaican anti-sodomy law gets under way

At the first hearing of my constitutional challenge to the Jamaican anti-sodomy law held today [Feb. 23], the Public Defender (PD) applied to be joined as an Interested Party. The PD is seeking to exercise her statutory right and obligation … 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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Commentary: Jamaican activists need to change focus

Jamaica needs to make a wide variety of improvements in its human rights record with regard to its LGBT citizens — which may not be possible if activists focus too much attention on the nation’s buggery law, says Jaevion Nelson, … Continue reading

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Jamaica: Good Samaritan near death from anti-gay knife attack

A young man who works with homeless LGBT youths in Jamaica is in critical condition in a New Kingston area hospital, suffering from knife wounds inflicted Oct. 24 by a group of anti-gay men attacking LGBT youths who have been … Continue reading

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Jamaica: Fear of gays as silly as fearing kangaroo invasion

Excerpts from a commentary by Michael Abrahams — gynecologist, obstetrician, comedian and poet — about the Sept. 27 anti-LGBT rally held in connection with British Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent visit to Jamaica. The commentary was published in the Jamaica … Continue reading

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How Jamaican dad supports gay son’s activism

Tribute to My Supportive Dad As a Jamaican father who raised his three sons in a very fundamentalist Christian church, my dad, George (or “Tommy”) was not exactly thrilled when I came out, or when my same-gender marriage made front-page … Continue reading

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