Happy independence day and Happy Pride, Jamaica! Many in Jamaica see it this way: This is a fight for freedom, respect, and justice. This is a continuation of all progressive Jamaican. This is a fight for Jamaica and all her inhabitants. Though it’s illegal to be gay in Jamaica, some in the LGBTI community there celebrated Pride regardless. Sexual acts between men are prohibited by law and punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Many reggae dancehall lyrics by big-name stars could be classified as antigay hate speech. Gay-bashing incidents are almost never prosecuted, with law enforcement, in most cases, looking the other way.
August 7 / eTurbo News