Of the 56 cases of assault on LGBT Jamaicans documented in a new report from Human Rights Watch, police made only four arrests.
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A Jamaican LGBT rights advocate said the scale and magnitude of the action is “very frightening.”
“It is unassailable logic” that a ban on same-sex couples marrying “represents an assault on the principle of equality of people,” via the Jamaica Gleaner.
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“As a result of some very hurtful anti-gay statements reggae artist Sizzla made during a recent performance, Melkweg decided to cancel [his] concert,” the popular Dutch nightclub announced on its website.
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“They say [repealing] it is about freedom and tolerance and anti-violence… but it’s ultimately about tyranny and an increase in diseases and the loss of your freedoms,” MassResistance’s Brian Camenker said at an event in Kingston.
Young LGBT Jamaicans are chased out of their communities by family and neighbors using vigilante justice to enforce the country’s laws against homosexual conduct. Now police are trying to push them out of their shelter of last resort.
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“Do not be like us, do not be like Britain, do not sit idly by as so-called ‘LGBT activists’ manipulate words and laws to achieve dominance in your country,” Peter LaBarbera, founder of Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality, told a conference of Christian conservatives in the Caribbean country this weekend.
Four gay men fled for their lives after a mob attacked and firebombed their home in St. James, a Jamaican LGBT group confirmed. The attack follows a summer of anti-LGBT violence in the Caribbean nation. Updated - 6:45 p.m. ET
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The human rights arm of the Organization of American States sounds the alarm over a widespread pattern of hate crimes in its 35 member countries.
41 are dead across Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and the Bahamas. Flooded roads, displacement camps and destroyed homes. The Category 1 storm is expected to make landfall in the U.S. late Monday or early Tuesday.
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A PSA about a gay brother and his sister that supports him was rejected by Jamacia’s largest television network for being too controversial. Jamaica is a scary place.
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The Associated Press reports that even after a “Don’t Kill the Skin” campaign by Jamaican health officials to educate people about the dangers of skin-bleaching cream, their use hasn’t decreased.