EDITORIAL: Gay-Baiting At State Events

If she has not done so as yet, Lisa Hanna, the minister with responsibility for culture, must establish clear protocols for artistes who accept invitations, or are paid, to perform at state-sponsored national events. Among these we list the show known as the Grand Gala, usually held at the National Stadium as part of Jamaica’s annual celebration of the anniversary of its Independence. …

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Dressed For Murder

DWAYNE JONES probably thought he was dressed to kill when he stepped out to that fateful dance. He couldn’t have known he was going to be the prey. But he must have realised he was making a risky fashion statement. After all, the dance was taking place just outside ‘Gyal-tego’ Bay. http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130804/cleisure/cleisure3.html

The Hunt For A Home

J-FLAG chides State for its treatment of the homeless, as gay men search for somewhere to rest With reports emerging of the stabbing of one of the men displaced from a property in the upscale Millsborough Avenue area of St Andrew last Wednesday, the Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) is calling for …

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UTECH Guard Fired

TWO of the guards on duty during Thursday’s beating of an alleged gay student at the University of Technology (UTech) were yesterday fired. Marksman Security Limited, to which the guards were employed, did not say if any action would be taken against two other guards who were on duty at the time of the beating, …

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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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