It’s time for Jamaica to turn its back on homophobia and take a stand for the human rights of LGBTI people, activist Lloyd D’Aguilar writes. “Those who recognize the validity of the struggle for gay rights — especially those who are straight — but remain silent for fear of ostracism, need to look in the …
One of Jamaica’s largest cable TV operators has blocked transmissions of the American LGBT rights historical drama “When We Rise.”
Jamaica’s largest newspaper has endorsed the constitutional challenge against the country’s anti-gay “buggery law.”
Jamaica needs to bring its rape law into the 21st century, Human Rights Watch says.
To move beyond its violent homophobia, Jamaica needs more practical analysis than what speakers provided at last month’s University of the West Indies symposium, activist Lloyd D’Aguilar writes.
For Dwayne Morrison, the hypocrisy was too much to bear. He decided to challenge Jamaica’s Christian fundamentalists’ silence about a new (heterosexual) sex scandal involving one of their own. For years, those same Christian conservatives have remained hot and bothered about consensual same-sex relationships, including a massive protest two years ago, when the Rev. Richard …
A year ago something remarkable happened in the Global Anglican Communion (GAC), but most persons missed it, even senior Anglican clergy. This miraculous event occurred on Jan. 15, 2016, when the Primates representing all the Provinces in the 80 million+ denomination agreed, for the first time, that criminalizing same-gender intimacy is wrong.
Partnerships between Canadians and Jamaicans boost LGBTI rights, but Canadian banks do too little to help, says Andrew Beckerman, a board member of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network who attended Montego Bay Pride 2016.
Setbacks, ongoing arrests and anti-gay violence marred 2016, despite substantial advances for LGBT rights in several countries.
Substantial advances for LGBT rights were achieved in 2016, amid anti-gay violence, arrests and setbacks that marred the past 12 months.