Jamaica
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.
WATCH: Go Underground With Jamaica's 'Gully Queens'
July 31 2014 6:30 AM ET

WATCH: LGBT Jamaicans Survive in Storm Drains

Thom Senzee

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

Bisexual Jamaican Won't Be Deported — Yet
July 03 2014 5:43 PM ET July 03 2014 5:56 PM ET

Bisexual Jamaican Won't Be Deported — Yet

Eliel Cruz

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.

Thousands of Jamaicans Rally to Save Antigay 'Buggery' Law
July 01 2014 5:05 PM ET

25,000 Jamaicans Rally to Save Antigay 'Buggery' Law

Thom Senzee

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

New Campaign To Help Jamaican LGBT Community
June 05 2014 6:43 PM ET

New Campaign Aims to Help Jamaican LGBT Community

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

In honor of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Human Rights First unveiled a new campaign.

Judge Rules Homeless Jamaican LGBT Youth Can Keep Living in Sewers
March 12 2014 7:08 PM ET

Judge: Homeless Jamaican LGBT Youth Can Live in Sewers

Sunnivie Brydum

It's a modicum of progress in a nation marred by violent homophobia.

LGBT Contingent Joins West Indian Celebration
September 14 2013 7:09 PM ET

LGBT Contingent Joins West Indian Celebration

Trudy Ring

This year, for the first time, the Brooklyn, N.Y., Carnival celebration featured an LGBT group, which called for an end to homophobia in Caribbean nations.

WATCH: Jamaican Gay Man Murdered, House Burned
September 06 2013 2:00 PM ET September 09 2013 1:51 PM ET

WATCH: Jamaican Gay Man Murdered, House Burned

Sunnivie Brydum

Dean Moriah, 41, was reportedly stabbed to death August 28 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Cross-Dressing Teen Murdered in Jamaica
August 05 2013 12:48 PM ET

'Cross-Dressing' Teen Murdered in Jamaica

Jase Peeples

An angry mob chased and killed a gender non-conforming 17-year-old who wore women’s clothing to a party near Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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