Americas / Commentary

Jamaica: ‘Human rights … should never be put to a vote’

The Rev. Sean Major-Campbell, rector of Christ Church in Vineyard Town, Jamaica, has spoken out against a proposal by newly elected Prime Minister Andrew Holness to hold a referendum on the nation’s anti-gay buggery law, which is a remnant of British rule. Excerpts from Major-Campbell’s commentary in the Jamaica Gleaner: “It does sound good to … Continue reading

Americas / Commentary / Faith and religion

Jamaican priest calls for LGBT tolerance, understanding

“Leadership and courage must walk hand in hand as we help our people to understand that our human family comprises even those who are different from us.” — Sean Major-Campbell An Anglican priest in Jamaica, the Rev. Sean Major-Campbell wrote those words in a commentary, “Sexuality is a justice issue,” which was published June 3 … Continue reading

Americas / Commentary / Faith and religion

Progress in Jamaica toward ‘world as it should be’

Jamaican lesbian activist Angeline Jackson, executive director of Quality Citizenship Jamaica (QCJ), sees signs of progress in the fight against homophobia in Jamaica, as she explained in a commentary for Time magazine. See below for excerpts from the commentary, titled “Is ‘The Most Homophobic Place on Earth’ Turning Around?”   Attitudes toward civil rights in Jamaica … Continue reading