27th March 2013
Jamaica: LGBT film director says reports of homophobia are not exaggerated but ‘Jamaica will come around’ 2
2:49 PM — The director of a film investigating homophobia in Jamaica, featured a the LGBT Film Festival in London, has said the extent of the problem is not exaggerated.
11th March 2013
Video: Anti-gay Harlem Shake video urges Jamaica to ‘keep the buggery law’ 12
1:59 PM — An anti-gay video has surfaced on YouTube encouraging Jamaican lawmakers to keep the countries ‘buggery law’.
21st February 2013
Source: Jamaican supermarket attacked by gang of gay men in drag 7
3:29 PM — A Jamaican newspaper has claimed that an attack on a supermarket last weekend was carried out by a group of gay men, some of whom were in drag.
19th December 2012
Trinidad and Tobago: Prime Minister to give ‘due consideration’ to LGBT discrimination 4
2:48 AM — The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has gone on record to say that she will give "due consideration" to the issue of discrimination raised by LGBT people.
5th December 2012
Trinidad and Tobago facing legal action by gay activist over homophobic ban 9
5:40 PM — A gay rights activist from Jamaica is planning to sue the neighbouring country of Trinidad and Tobago because of a law that prevents gay people from setting foot on the twin island.
26th October 2012
Jamaica faces legal action over anti-gay laws 15
8:57 PM — Three people have launched legal against Jamaica due to the country’s continued enforcement of anti-gay laws.
17th September 2012
Jamaica: Education officials ban ‘homosexual’ textbook 11
1:47 PM — The Jamaican Ministry of Education has recalled part of its high school curriculum after a TV news report showed parents and teachers had complained about its content on same-sex relationships and gay sexual health.
13th July 2012
Jamaica ‘not intolerant of gays’, assistant police commissioner says 29
3:50 PM — Jamaica's third highest ranking police official has said the country is not as anti-gay as "public hype" suggests, despite laws criminalising homosexuality.
26th August 2011
Pro-gay reggae album world’s first 31
12:18 PM — The album, Tolerance, rails against a 'murder music' culture and homophobia, including the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, and includes a letter to the Jamaican prime minister.
1st June 2011
Swedish film crew attacked in Jamaica 35
5:33 PM — A Swedish film crew who recently visited Jamaica to make a film about the country's human rights issues claim they were attacked by locals and harassed by police.
26th May 2011
Men arrested for gay sex in Grenada 40
5:28 PM — Two men on the Caribbean island of Grenada have been arrested for having gay sex. The men, aged 41 and 17, could face up to ten years in prison - the maximum penalty for same-sex acts.
6th December 2010
Jamaican gay rights activist found stabbed to death 4
4:35 PM — A member of a gay rights organisation has been found stabbed to death in the Jamaican capital of Kingston. The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) said that the 26-year-old's body was found behind an insurance company building on Friday.
23rd June 2010
Brussels festival cancels Beenie Man’s appearance
10:22 AM — Organisers of the Belgian Couleur Cafe Festival, held annually in Brussels, have cancelled their invitation to openly homophobic Jamaican Dancehall singer Beenie Man.
17th December 2009
Homophobic singer Buju Banton ‘innocent’ of drug charges 22
11:45 AM — Buju Banton, the homophobic Jamaican reggae star, is innocent of the drug charges against him, his lawyer has said. The Grammy-nominated singer was arrested last Thursday in Miami.
14th December 2009
Anti-gay singer Buju Banton arrested on drug charges 24
2:12 PM — The Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton is in custody pending charges of drug offences. The singer, who has been condemned for lyrics calling for gays to be killed, was arrested in Miami on Thursday.