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Jamaica Lgbt Rights

Why Gay Tolerance Might Be On The Rise In Jamaica

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Aileen Torres-Bennett KINGSTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Prince Jones says he will never go back to Jamaica, not even to visit. ...

Mandela's LGBTQ Advocacy Has Fallen on Deaf Ears in Africa and African Diasporic Communities

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

If truth be told, Mandela's advocacy has shown very little light even in his country. South Africa has a serious problem with its LGBTQ population, and especially with lesbians. And its method to remedy its "problem" with lesbians is "corrective rape."

WATCH: Jamaican Prime Minister Blows A Kiss At Anti-Homophobia Protestors

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Protestors associated with the organization Jamaica Anti-Homophobia Stand gathered in New York City this week to demonstrate against Jamaican Prime Mi...

Diana King, the First Jamaican Music Artist to Come Out Publicly, Proposes After the Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

Mona Elyafi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mona Elyafi

Since coming out, her other biggest accomplishment came last April, when she performed in Palm Springs at Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend. She mesmerized the crowd with an electrifying performance and delivered a memorable, emotionally charged speech about equality for all.

Leaving Hell

Saddique Elliott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Saddique Elliott

"Who am I?" This is a question that the past me could never answer. For anyone living in homophobic hell, aka Jamaica, it is hard to physically, verbally or mentally express, "I am gay." Jamaicans, for no apparent reason, or because of their "Christian values," shun homosexuality.

Why This Gay Man Is Determined To Challenge Jamaica's Anti-Sodomy Laws

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A gay Jamaican man is planning to "aggressively agitate for change" to his country's anti-sodomy law after allegedly being kicked out of his home beca...

#MotherRockingMiracles

Staceyann Chin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Staceyann Chin

Two miracles were happening: 1) The child inside my uterus, the one who had threatened miscarriage more times than I can count, was finally on the way; and 2) Jamaica's highest office was publicly taking a human-rights stance in support of its LGBT community.