Research commissioned by the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) in March 2019 has concluded that between seven and 30 per cent of the population are believed to be lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT), and a large majority of employers (68 per cent) were willing to report violence and discrimination against […]
J-FLAG: The 5th Larry Chang Human Rights Symposium: The Larry Chang Human Rights Symposium is a space created for public dialogue about the lived realities and experiences of LGBT Jamaicans and allies, and over the years has explored themes such as displacement, religion, sexual citizenship, resilience, love and intimate relationships; May 17 from 5 p.m. to […]
J-FLAG held the 4th Annual Larry Chang Human Rights Symposium on May 17 (see their Facebook page), IDAHOT PRISM (cultural and entertainment soire by and for LGBT people) on May 22, and J-FLAG Cares Labour Day Projects on May 23. In addition, the organisation had a series of meetings around IDAHOT for three weeks with representatives from […]
Jamaica is a nation that has seen much persecution of its LGBT community. This year rising levels of hatred have created a distressing situation for many within the country. [box type=”note” ]We are still busy collecting information on this year’s IDAHOT activities and are waiting to hear back from activists and event organisers. If you […]
Jamaica Despite laws criminalising same sex relationships, and a reputation for being one of the most inhospitable places for LGBTI people to live, a well-attended symposium took place to discuss and affirm LGBTI rights in Jamaica, around the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2014. The group J-Flag of Jamaica organized a symposium, on the […]
La organización J-Flag de Jamaica organizo en el marco de las actividades previstas para las semana del 17 de mayo un simposio con la temática Personalidad, Ciudadanía Sexual y Religión. El mismo se desarrolló en Kingston el viernes 16 de Mayo y tuvo como fin facilitar la discusión sobre los contextos de la ciudadanía de […]
The organisation J-Flag of Jamaica is organising a symposium with the topic of personhood, sexual citizenship and religion in the days before the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.
La organización J-Flag de Jamaica se encuentra organizando en el marco de las actividades previstas para las semana del 17 de mayo un simposio con la temática Personalidad, Ciudadanía Sexual y Religión. Estos eventos se encuentran entre las acciones que se organizan a nivel internacional en mas de 120 países, donde organizaciones de la diversidad sexual, […]
Various sectors spoke out in favour of LGBTI rights on May 17 in Jamaica, a country widely recognised as one of the most transphobic and homophobic in the world. A Human Rights Symposium, group statements, blog posts, videos
In Jamaican society, not only are same sex relationships criminalised, the notion of extending rights to LGBT communities is often framed as part of a repressive, even authoritarian ‘gay agenda’, which threatens to restrict freedom of expression.
More than 80 representatives from government, civil society, the diplomatic corps and various educational institutions joined Jamaican activists for a public forum in Kingston themed
El Día Internacional contra la Homofobía, Transfobia y Bifobía se consolida más y más en la región y República Dominicana no es la excepción. La Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional, la Delegación de la Unión Europea, el Museo Memorial de la Resistencia Dominicana y el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para […]