Social workers love to use the term “vulnerable populations” to describe those Jamaican citizens, whom we tend to sideline, ignore, dismiss and even forget about altogether. I am not sure I like the word “vulnerable” much, but these Jamaicans are indeed “in harm’s way” because of their position in society – their invisibility. We cannot … More Barriers Behind Bars: Stand Up for Jamaica Highlights the Plight of HIV Positive Inmates
J-FLAG Celebrates Milestone for LGBT Rights 15th Anniversary Statement December 10, 2013 Jamaica has a long and complex history of LGBT human rights advocacy from the 1970s with the Gay Freedom Movement. Back then, there were more pockets of tolerance and gay social spaces in Jamaica; visible gay clubs such as NS, Marshalls, The Closet, and … More Happy 15th Birthday, J-FLAG!
Yes, there has been much discussion on this topic, much of it based on perception rather than fact. This issue brief from J-FLAG seeks to provide information, perspective and some balance to the issue of homophobia and violence in Jamaica. Please take the time to read and share. You will find the brief – including … More Homophobia and Violence in Jamaica: An Issue Brief from J-FLAG