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5 Reasons I’m Still High Off #PRIDEJA2015: A WEEK IN REVIEW

August 2015 was an Emancipendence to remember, because Jamaica celebrated its first publicly promoted PRiDE celebrations for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) persons, allies and everyone in-between. 711 more words

This is in fact an anomaly . This is not the everyday reality

2013

http://edition.cnn.com/videos/bestoftv/2013/08/16/exp-dane-lewis-jflag-jamaica-dwayne-jones-transgender-killed.cnn

This is in fact an anomaly

This is not the everday reality

“The CNN interviewer asks Dane Lewis, “Does this in anyway, this case, represent a pervasive feeling in the country of Jamaica or is this an anomaly?”

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Activist Notes

Still I Rise: Reflections on IDAHOT

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia represents a worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities. The global focus this year is on youth and has created an unprecedented opportunity for activists and their allies at all levels to highlight existing initiatives and amplify their visibility. 995 more words

Social Justice

Collision of Pride

Carved from the same clay

But uniquely fashioned

Not everyone likes to see two of the same things together

But I do

Not many have felt the difference between the two… 43 more words

Poetry

Background

There is a dearth of discourse and opportunities for students to learn about human rights issues in Jamaica. This is particularly true of those sociocultural, political and legal issues that affect the rights of vulnerable and marginalised populations such as people living with HIV (PLHIV), women and girls, people living with different abilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people who experience layers of stigma and discrimination. 644 more words

Jamaica

We love the Same


We may be gay, but we’re no different. We love the same. We eat the same food, we bleed the same blood, and we laugh just as loud. 24 more words

LGBT