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Violently Anti-Gay Arizona Preacher Bounced By... Jamaica?

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 30
Arizona's Steven Anderson, a Baptist pastor known for his violently anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, has been tossed out of, or denied entrance into, assorted countries around the world. But Jamaica? It's true.

Gay Man Reportedly Stoned to Death in Jamaica

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 12
A video is gaining attention this week that reportedly shows the vicious killing of a gay man in Jamaica who was allegedly stoned to death.

Rights Group: LGBT Jamaicans Targets of Violence

By David McFadden | Oct 21
LGBT people are the targets of unchecked violence and discrimination in Jamaica, frequently refused housing or employment in the Caribbean country typically described as the region's most hostile to LGBT citizens, according to Human Rights Watch.

Poll: Over 90% of Jamaicans Support Anti-Gay Law

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 7
A new poll finds that more than 90 percent of Jamaicans said they support the country's sodomy law, which criminalizes gay sex between men, saying the measure should not be repealed.

Jamaican Ends Legal Challenge to Anti-Sodomy Law

By David McFadden | Aug 30
A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes.

New Effort to Halt Spread of HIV in the Caribbean

By David McFadden | May 8
In much of the world, giving out condoms and guidance to gay, bisexual and transgender sex workers is routine. But reaching out to men who have sex with men is practically revolutionary in parts of the English-speaking Caribbean.

Biden Pushes for ENDA, Blasts Human Rights Abuses

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 23
At a Human Rights Campaign Gala this weekend in Los Angeles, Vice President Joe Biden delivered a powerful speech to 1,000 guests, putting the world on blast for human rights abuses by focusing on the floundering Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

In Jamaica, Transgender Teen Murdered by Mob

By David McFadden | Aug 11
Dwayne Jones was relentlessly teased in high school for being effeminate until he dropped out. His father not only kicked him out of the house at the age of 14 but helped jeering neighbors push the youngster from the rough Jamaican slum where he grew up.

Group: Jamica Must Probe Cross-Dresser’s Slaying

Aug 1
A New York-based human rights group is calling for Jamaican police to conduct a full investigation into the mob killing of a teenage cross-dresser.

Jamaican Seeking Changes to Anti-Sodomy Law

Jun 25
A gay rights activist is asking Jamaica’s Supreme Court to overturn a colonial-era law that bans sex between men.

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