10th December 2014
Jamaican priest washes the feet of lesbians and calls for ‘respect’ for human rights 6
1:22 PM — An Anglican priest in Jamaica is facing a backlash from his congregation, after he showed respect for the gay community by washing the feet of two lesbians.
16th September 2014
Jamaican Parliament to review anti-gay Sexual Offences Act 8
7:15 PM — The Jamaican Parliament is set to review the country’s Sexual Offences Act – which stipulates penalties against same-sex sexual activity.
9th September 2014
Gay immigration group: Home Office system still ‘extremely unfair’ for LGBT asylum seekers 7
2:04 PM — “There has been progress” in improving the way LGBT asylum cases are handled, but the system is still “extremely unfair”, the head of a leading campaign organisation says.
2nd September 2014
UK: Bail hearing for Jamaican bisexual asylum seeker 2
1:29 PM — A bisexual asylum seeker who is fighting deportation to Jamaica will have a bail hearing on Thursday, campaigners say.
5th August 2014
London: Embassy protest planned against Jamaica’s buggery law 7
4:50 PM — A protest against Jamaica’s anti-gay laws will take place tomorrow outside the country’s High Commission in London.
28th July 2014
Video: Documentary explores Jamaica’s underground gay and trans community 4
3:02 PM — A new video documentary was released today highlighting the lives of homeless gay, bisexual and transgender (GBT) youth in Jamaica.
2nd July 2014
UK: Bisexual asylum seeker’s deportation flight to Jamaica cancelled 21
4:59 PM — A bisexual man who was due to be deported this morning learnt that his flight had been cancelled last night.
1st July 2014
UK: Bisexual man to be deported to Jamaica 10
4:53 PM — A bisexual man looks set to be deported to Jamaica tomorrow after his legal review against deportation was rejected by a court in Leeds today.
Moment of truth for Jamaica: 25,000 rally in support of anti-gay law 11
3:56 PM — LGBT rights lawyer Maurice Tomlinson says last weekend’s rally in support of Jamaica’s buggery law was a “very frightening” moment.
30th June 2014
UK: Verdict postponed on bisexual Orashia Edwards’ fight to stop deportation to Jamaica 1
1:13 PM — A bisexual man battling deportation to Jamaica had his legal review today in Leeds.
19th June 2014
Diane Abbott: We are seeing ‘encouraging signs’ out of Jamaica on LGBT rights 10
2:36 PM — Labour MP Diane Abbott tells PinkNews that Jamaica is taking "encouraging" political steps to rid itself of its homophobic shadow.
16th June 2014
Jamaica: Man attacked by homophobic mob for ‘wearing lipstick’ 6
12:43 PM — Jamaican police have been forced to rescue a gay man, after he was besieged by a homophobic mob for wearing lipstick
13th June 2014
Jamaica: Minister urges ‘help’ for gay and trans people forced to live in storm drain 4
2:17 PM — A Jamaican politician has called on the government to help a group of homeless gay and trans people who are forced to live in a storm drain.
9th June 2014
Trinidad: Caribbean LGBT youth unite to push for repeal of anti-gay laws 4
12:10 PM — LGBT youth leaders from across the Caribbean have united to push for lingering anti-gay laws to be repealed.
5th June 2014
Jamaica: Gay rights activist shot dead outside home 11
3:36 PM — A gay rights campaigner has been murdered in Jamaica.
Jamaican newspaper: Banning same-sex marriage is hypocritical 4
12:37 PM — A leading newspaper in Jamaica has questioned the country’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying it amounts to “hypocrisy”.
25th May 2014
US: Jamaican rapper Queen Ifrica dropped from concert over homophobic lyrics 10
2:31 PM — A Jamaican rapper who was due to perform a show in New York has been dropped from the line-up, after protests over her homophobic lyrics.
21st May 2014
Watch: Jamaican gays and trans people forced to live in storm drain 12
9:14 PM — A group of gay and transgender people in Jamaica have been driven from their homes and are forced to live in old storm drain, according to Channel 4's Unreported World.
19th May 2014
Lawyer: Jamaican Prime Minister has betrayed gay voters by refusing to lift buggery law 10
6:12 PM — A leading Jamaican LGBT rights lawyer has accused Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller of a “blatant betrayal” for refusing to abolish Jamaica’s buggery law.
9th May 2014
Jamaica: LGBT rights groups partner with government to tackle HIV rates
4:02 PM — Jamaica has seen an increase in campaign efforts to reduce the growing spread of HIV within the gay community