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Diana King comes out: Prominent Jamaican singer admits to being a lesbian

Internationally acclaimed Jamaican singer, Diana King has taken an unprecedented step within the local music industry as she dropped a bombshell on Thursday, admitting that she is a lesbian. The highly regarded Reggae singer, known for classics such as Shy Guy, I Say A Little Prayer and L-L-Lies made the confession through a note which …

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Leading Anti-Gay Jamaican Pastor Peter Garth Says Homosexuality Rampant in Schools for Girls

HOMOSEXUALITY RAMPANT IN JAMAICAN GIRLS SCHOOLS:  Leading anti-gay Jamaican pastor Peter Garth says a “special effort ought to be made to tackle the problem of homosexuality in schools.” According to the Jamaica Observer, Garth, who is the vice-president of the Jamaica Association of Evangelicals,  cited examples of irregular sexual behavior in schools for girls. Rev …

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Trelawny Ministers’ Fraternal decries gay nuptials

The Trelawny Ministers’ Fraternal is condemning a same-sex wedding that is reported to have taken place at Silver Sands Resort in Duncans in the parish recently. The fraternal held an emergency meeting yesterday to discuss the event following a Gleaner report on Thursday. Chairman of the Ministers’ Fraternal Sonia Severight says members are against what …

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Queens filmmaker Selena Blake confronts Jamaican homophobia head-on in ‘Taboo Yardies’

Blake’s documentary tells harrowing tales of violence against homosexuals on the Caribbean island It took Queens filmmaker Selena Blake four years to complete ‘Taboo Yardies’, a documentary about homophobia on the island of Jamaica. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens-filmmaker-selena-blake-confronts-jamaican-homophobia-head-on-taboo-yardies-article-1.1075707#ixzz1unezPCqY It took four years, cost her friends and family and almost the roof over her head, but Queens …

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Church opposes gay stigma on HIV/AIDS advocacy

Byron Buckley, Contributor REPRESENTATIVES OF UNAIDS are faced with the dilemma of how to enlist the support of local faith-based organisations (FBOs) in the HIV/AIDS prevention campaign without violating the institutions’ doctrinal principles. A major stumbling block, which was identified in a recent consultation between church leaders and UNAIDS officials, is the traditional association of …

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‘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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