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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.

Three queer entrepreneurs discuss how food can build bridges in the island nation.

August 26 2019 2:28 PM

In this episode of World View, Karamo Brown and trans activist Neish McLean explain how things are changing on the island.

May 24 2018 6:31 AM

Jamaica surprised LGBT activists (and the anti-LGBT preacher) by refusing entry to Steven Anderson.

January 31 2018 3:07 PM

It appears that neighbors ignored Pottinger's cries for help.

September 02 2017 8:48 PM

Bi Week, starting today, tries to make the bisexual experience more visible to the mainstream. The following story illustrates how far we have to go. 

September 19 2016 6:20 AM

A new study finds many queer Jamaicans have thought about leaving their home nation if they could.

January 22 2016 6:49 PM

A constitutional challenge is filed against the 1864 Offenses Against the Person Act, which is seen as the basis for much of the nation's notorious homophobia.

December 11 2015 3:30 PM
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