#HoldTheDebates, Nasty Rumors, The House on the Hill and The GMOY Goes Down a Dangerous Path: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A grey cloud has descended over much of Jamaica. Literally, that is, although in some respects the cloud is a bit more than a weather phenomenon. Everything seems to be a bit of a struggle. Where are we heading? Jamaicans seem uncertain and not entirely hopeful. Or maybe that’s my mood. There is no doubt, … More #HoldTheDebates, Nasty Rumors, The House on the Hill and The GMOY Goes Down a Dangerous Path: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Our Voices, Our Stories: Disputing the Stereotypes of the Single Story

Here’s a perspective from a member of Jamaica’s transgender community. The question of a “single story” is an important one to consider as we seek to examine (and re-examine) our attitudes. I must add a “big up” here to the incredibly supportive Father Sean Major Campbell, who continuously reaches out to the most marginalized of … More Our Voices, Our Stories: Disputing the Stereotypes of the Single Story

The Jamaican LGBT Community: A Resilient People, A “Beautiful People”

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” Social activist, medical doctor, poet, musician and newspaper columnist Dr. Michael Abrahams returned to this quote by Benjamin Franklin more than once at the Third Annual Larry Chang Human Rights Symposium on Friday afternoon; the theme of the … More The Jamaican LGBT Community: A Resilient People, A “Beautiful People”

Colour Pink Group holds 2nd Candlelight Vigil @equality_ja @petchary @NFPBJa

Originally posted on Jamaican Journal:
Britney. Charm. Jason. Martin. Russell. Winsome. Portland. Gully Queen. Those were several of the names uttered on the evening of Dec. 10 at a candlelight vigil for homosexual, bisexual, transgendered men held by the Colour Pink Group. (Read more about this group here, but they advocate for this community and…

Person to Person: Health Care Workers and Marginalized Jamaicans

There was “so much things to say”, as the Bob Marley song goes. At a stakeholder consultation with health care workers and local groups working with the LGBT community, words flowed in torrents as the participants tackled difficult issues head on. The organizers, Panos Caribbean, expertly guided the discussion, which is part of a broader communication … More Person to Person: Health Care Workers and Marginalized Jamaicans