Caribbean LGBT Watch

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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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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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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