Executive Director of the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (JFLAG), Jaevion Nelson, has called on LGBT communities throughout the region to adopt a unified approach to advancing the gay agenda. Nelson delivered a lecture at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus where he urged each Caribbean territory to learn from each other so as to improve the conversation surrounding LGBT rights. He congratulated Barbados on the recent staging of the Pride Parade and said this was a step in the right direction for building visibility of the LGBT community. Like Barbados, Nelson noted, some Caribbean countries were making progress while others still had ground to cover. Referencing a Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) case which involved four transgender Guyanese nationals who were charged and fined for wearing women’s clothing for an improper purpose, Nelson said there was much to be learned from the work being done in other territories.
September 13 / Loop