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Maurice Tomlinson’s Countdown to Tolerance: College attack just latest example of Jamaica’s chronic intolerance

By Maurice Tomlinson Jamaica is renowned for its world-beating athletes. Sadly, the country is also notorious for its vicious homophobia. These two national attributes came together in tragic fashion recently on the campus of the state-sponsored University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), where Jamaica’s major track stars, such as Usain Bolt and Shell-Ann Fraser-Pryce, have recently …

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AIDS-Free World Supports Case Against Censorship of Gays on Jamaican TV

KINGSTON: Jamaica’s major television stations, CVM TV and TVJ, have refused to run a paid ad calling on Jamaicans to love and respect their fellow citizens who happen to be homosexuals. Now AIDS-Free World’s Legal Advisor on Marginalized Groups, Maurice Tomlinson, a gay Jamaican who appears in the latest ad, is taking the stations to …

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IACHR Condemns Murder of Two Gay Men in Jamaica

July 9, 2012 Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the killing in Kingston, Jamaica, of two men who, according to the civil society organizations and media outlets, were gay. The two bodies were found on June 13, 2012, in the vicinity of the intersection of Trafalgar Road and Lady Musgrave …

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