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Monday, August 3rd, 2015

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Around 1980 I was just starting my photography career when my cousin, who is gay, ask me to photograph a commitment ceremony. I was raised to be very accepting of people so I happily said yes. I borrowed some camera equipment from the photo studio I worked for so I could get some great images. When the photos came back through the studio I almost lost my job because my boss said I shouldn’t have used his cameras for such an event. It was difficult for me to understand why he was upset.

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Jamaica Activist Ends Legal Challenge Against Anti-Sodomy Law

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

javed-jeghai-jamaicaA young activist who brought a challenge against Jamaica’s anti-sodomy law last year has withdrawn it because he is fearful of a violent backlash.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

Last year, Javed Jaghai made headlines after initiating a constitutional court challenge to Jamaica’s 1864 law that bans sex between men. He argued that the anti-sodomy law fuels homophobia and violates a charter of human rights adopted in 2011 that guarantees people the right to privacy. But in an affidavit, Jaghai said he has been “threatened enough times to know that I am vulnerable.” The 25-year-old man believes his “loved ones are under threat” by intolerant people and the drawn-out court challenge is causing too much stress and anxiety. “Though the cause and the case are noble, I am no longer willing to gamble with my life or the lives of my parents and siblings,” Jaghai wrote in a statement withdrawing his Supreme Court claim.

It saddens me to see that someone seeking justice can be bullied into silence like this, especially by threats against his family.

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25K Rally in Support of Jamaica Anti-Gay Law

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Jamaica - Google Maps25,000 people attended a rally in support of the Jamaica anti-gay law.

Pink News reports:

Jamaican LGBT rights lawyer Maurice Tomlinson says last weekend’s rally in support of Jamaica’s buggery law was a “very frightening” moment. Mr Tomlinson, a legal advisor of marginalised groups at AIDS-Free World, referred to Sunday’s event by saying: “They really poured a lot of money into this, which to me is of great concern”. Participants and church leaders called on Jamaicans to stand up for “strong and healthy families” and “to resist the homosexual agenda”. The Jamaican Observer reports that police say an estimated 25,000 people took to the streets of Kingston for the protest organised by Churches Action Uniting Society for Emancipation (CAUSE).

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Jamaica: Churches Rally to Keep Sodomy Law

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

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As Jamaica considers decriminalizing gay sex, a group of pastors has organized a rally against the move. LGBTQ Nation reports:

Several church pastors in Jamaica led a revival meeting Sunday to oppose efforts to overturn the Caribbean country’s anti-sodomy law and turn back what they see as increasing acceptance of homosexuality. Roughly 1,500 people in their Sunday best gathered in a central Kingston park for a spirited religious service two days before a rare court challenge to Jamaica’s anti-sodomy law.

They used a familiar argument:

Church of Christ pastor Leslie Buckland urged the crowd to pray for the conversion of homosexuals and lesbians. He said gay rights activists are trying to “take over the world” by challenging anti-gay laws in the courts. He said that once Jamaica’s sodomy law was repealed, gay activists would “go back to the court to make it a criminal offense to speak against the homosexual lifestyle.”

Yes, because that’s happened everywhere else where gays aren’t put into jail for consensual adult sex with each other. Or not.

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Jamaica: Country May Ban Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Finally, the island nation of Jamaica may be tackling the rampant anti-LGBT violence that takes place there head on. Now with a gay-friendly prime minister, Jamaica’s Minister of Justice Mark Goolding may introduce LGBT non-discrimination legislation.

Goolding hinted at introducing legislation in an interview with RJR news: “I don’t think the courts under the present configuration are the mechanism by which persons will be vindicated,” said said. “I think it will require some legislative intervention.”

Authored By Josh Pedro – See the Full Story at Passport Magazine

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Jamaica: Lawsuit Launched Against Homophobic Laws

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Three people have launched legal against Jamaica due to the country’s continued enforcement of homophobic laws.

The case is being sent to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and has the support of the Human Dignity Trust, an LGBT-rights group based in the UK.

The people are: Gareth Henry, who successfully obtained asylum in Canada due to the violent abuse and persecution he suffered in Jamaica, based on his sexual orientation.

Authored By Scott Roberts – See the Full Story at Pink News

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Jamaica: Anti-Gay March Planned for This Weekend

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Christian groups will hold an anti-gay march through the streets of Kingston, Jamaica this weekend. The march will conclude in a park named for Nelson Mandela.

Hundreds of teenagers and young adults are expected to take to the streets of the Corporate Area of the Jamaican capital, Kingston, with participants coming from various schools, churches and professions marching for ‘sexual purity’.

It will start at Hope Gardens at 9.30am on Saturday (15 September) and culminate in a short concert at Mandela Park in Half Way Tree.

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Time for Gay Rights in Jamaica

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

What an end to 2011 for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Jamaica! For the first time in Jamaica’s history, on the occasion of our 50th year of Independence, there is a prime minister who has publicly stated that people should not be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

This is evidence of the strides we have made as a people in promoting respect and tolerance for the human rights of LGBT Jamaicans. We all deserve applause.

Today, approximately seven per cent of HIV/AIDS organisations in Jamaica are working with men who have sex with men (MSM); more and more research is being done on homosexuality and homophobia in Jamaica; there are social and entertainment spaces that are friendly and for LGBT people; and there are more than five LGBT-focused organisations and many support groups islandwide.

Full Story from The Gleaner

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