News from within the borders of Jamaica and the fight for LGBT equality there. As of 2013, discrimination against the LGBT community was widespread in Jamaica, and sexual acts between men could be punishable by years in prison. Gay people are often the target of hate crimes and police brutality in the country, which has led many activisits and organizations like the Human Rights Watch to label it one of the most homophobic countries in the world and an unsafe place for activists and LGBT people. Jamaica, an island nation in the Caribbean, is situated about 90 miles south of Cuba. It is an English-speaking country.

While security concerns make a parade impossible, a full week of festivities have been planned.

July 28 2015 1:44 PM

Activists had hoped the president would use his influence in Jamaica to highlight LGBT equality.

April 11 2015 12:52 PM

As the president arrives in Jamaica for the Summit of the Americas, he must defend the basic rights of gender and sexual minorities.

April 09 2015 4:00 AM

Honoring a tradition established by Jesus more than 2,000 years ago, a pastor in Jamaica is getting major push-back from his flock after controversial foot-washings.

December 15 2014 3:51 PM

The threats of violence that preceded withdrawal of a lawsuit demanding equality from Jamaica's Supreme Court underscore the plight of LGBT people in the island nation.

September 17 2014 9:00 AM

A man has withdrawn his Supreme Court case against Jamaica's antigay law out of fear for his safety.

August 30 2014 1:20 PM

LGBT youth live in sewers in Jamaica because their families and society have turned their backs on them.

July 31 2014 6:30 AM

A U.K. immigration court determined that Orashia Edwards was 'dishonest' about his sexual orientation, but the bisexual Jamaican and his supporters contend he's been consistent throughout.

July 03 2014 5:43 PM Updated

The massive rally provides evidence of increasing efforts to ramp up Jamaican homophobia by some religious leaders in the island nation.

July 01 2014 5:05 PM