Jamaica will hold its first LGBT Pride celebration in August

It takes courage and resilience in the face of hostility and imminent danger of being openly gay in one of the most homophobic countries of this planet earth such as Jamaica to have a gay pride parade and events Kudos fellow activists, we’re with you in spirit and sending a lot of positive energy if Uganda can hold a gay pride so can Jamaica as well

New Pittsburgh Courier

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Jamaica is set to hold its first pride celebration next week. Security concerns prevent a parade, but organizers have planned a full week of events. This is monumental because Jamaica is a country that is known for extreme homophobia. According to the Human Rights Watch, Jam Rock’s LGBT population lives in constant fear, and anyone who listens to (and understands) dancehall may be familiar with anti-gay sentiment in a lot of the music where many artists make references to “burning the chi chi man,” etc. Marriage between men is is also illegal in the country, which is a holdover from British Colonial law.

However, the festivities will commence from August 1-8 in the nation’s capital city, Kingston. This is also concurrent with Jamaica’s Emancipation and Independence celebration. Festivities will include a flash mob, an opening ceremony, an art exhibition, an open mic night, a flag raising ceremony, and a coming out symposium that…

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