A series of LGBT Pride events that are scheduled to take place this week in Jamaica are expected to draw hundreds of people. PRiDE JA 2016 began on Monday with a day-long sports day at the University of the West Indies in the Jamaican capital of Kingston. An organizer told the Washington Blade the university provided referees and security for the event, which took place on a national holiday that marks the emancipation of slaves in the former British colony. The High Commission of Canada to Jamaica later in the day hosted PRiDE JA 2016’s opening reception that a Jamaican parliament, academics and others attended.
Aug 2 / Washington Blade