Month: March 2012

‘My sister will be killed if she is sent back to Jamaica’

Brother pleads with Government to halt lesbian deportation Written by Mark Williams A WEST YORKSHIRE man says his lesbian sister will be killed if she is sent back to Jamaica and is urging immigration officials to reconsider a decision to deport her. Nestfield Lopez, 24, from Leeds, told The Voice that homophobia in the Caribbean …

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Caribbean Watch – Bishop Supports End to Buggery Laws

Antigua St John’s – The newly installed Roman Catholic bishop for St John’s-Basseterre, Kenneth Richards, said he would support any effort that will de-criminalise buggery. Speaking on Observer Radio on Friday, Bishop Richards said while de-criminalization does not make the act right, it should be used as a tool for non-discrimination. “The argument to de-criminalise …

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Jamaican Wins ‘Visionary’ LGBT Activist Award

By Paul Canning The inaugural winner of a new international human rights award named for the murdered Ugandan gay activist David Kato is Jamaican lawyer Maurice Tomlinson. Jamaica is regarded as one of the most homophobic countries in the world, where at least 35 people have been murdered because of their sexuality since 1997. Despite …

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Jamaican gay activist marries man in Canada

MAURICE Tomlinson, a leading Jamaican gay activist, got married to a Canadian man this week. The gay marriage ceremony took place in Toronto and his husband has been identified as Tom Decker, a police officer and pastor in the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto. The UN’s former special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa was the …

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