Karine Jean-Pierre
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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.

Jasmyne Cannick is not afraid; she's determined.

August 30 2022 12:03 AM

A new podcast, Ring the Alarm, explores the secret network of safe houses keeping LGBTQ+ people in Jamaica safe. 

January 21 2022 9:30 AM

The 18-year-old was robbed, had his penis partially severed, and was set on fire in Montego Bay, Jamaica, by three men.  

October 18 2021 11:13 AM

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