14th November 2013
Gay activist challenges homophobic ban in both Trinidad and Tobago and Belize 7
2:23 PM — A gay rights activist and attorney-at-law in Jamaica has challenged the immigration laws of both the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Belize, because of policies that prohibit gay people from entering.
28th October 2013
Jamaica: Lesbian shot in chest and arm by police
6:14 PM — A 31-year-old lesbian is recovering after being shot in Jamaica reportedly by a police officer.
11th October 2013
Jamaica: Murdered transgender teen’s house firebombed 6
12:29 PM — Four individuals living in the former home of murdered transgender teenager Dwayne Jones have escaped unharmed after a firebomb attack on the building.
3rd September 2013
Comment: With all eyes on anti-gay Russia, there are three countries with a shocking need for coverage 24
6:44 PM — Paul Canning looks critically at media coverage of the LGBT situation in Russia, highlighting other areas around the globe where hate crimes and violence have also soared, yet where media coverage is still minimal.
Jamaican police: Gay people are no more victims of crime than ‘the ordinary citizen’ 10
10:53 AM — A Jamaican Assistant Commissioner of Police has said LGBT are no more at risk of criminal abuse than any other group in the country, despite its current upsurge of homophobic hate crimes.
28th August 2013
London vigil takes place today for Jamaican trans teenager Dwayne Jones 1
12:54 PM — A vigil is taking place outside the Jamaican Embassy in London this afternoon in memory of Jamaican transgender teenager Dwayne Jones.
Jamaican singer Sizzla defends fellow anti-gay artist by saying ‘gays should burn’ 39
12:13 PM — Jamaican reggae artist Sizzla has defended fellow singer Queen Ifrica from criticism over her recent use of homophobic language.
22nd August 2013
London vigil for murdered Jamaican trans teenager 4
11:59 AM — A vigil will be held next week outside the Jamaican Embassy in London in memory of murdered transgender teenager Dwayne Jones.
20th August 2013
The 41 Commonwealth Nations where being gay can land you in prison 15
11:35 AM — The Queen is the head of the Commonwealth of Nations, the international body that was created out of what was formerly the British Empire. The Commonwealth states that its core values are "democracy, freedom, peace, the rule of law and opportunity for all." However, freedom, peace and the opportunity for all are clearly denied to LGBT people in 41 of the 54 countries that are member states.
16th August 2013
The Queen: Monarch of 11 countries where being gay can land you in prison 107
1:35 PM — While the anti-gay laws in Russia have garnered a lot of International attention in recent weeks, it is still legal to be gay in the country. However, in other parts of the world, where The Queen is Head of State, gay people can be jailed for same-sex activity.
2nd August 2013
Human Rights Watch condemns killing of Jamaican transgender teenager 8
1:00 PM — Human Rights Watch has called on the authorities in Jamaica to conduct a "thorough, impartial and effective investigation" into last month’s killing of a transgender teenager.
23rd July 2013
Jamaica: 17-year-old ‘chopped and stabbed’ to death in homophobic attack 58
2:26 PM — A teenage boy has reportedly been killed in a suspected homophobic attack in Jamaica.
26th June 2013
Jamaica: Gay rights activist attempts constitutional challenge to anti-sodomy law 5
5:58 PM — A gay rights activist in Jamaica, was granted a court hearing on Tuesday, as he hopes to bring a constitutional challenge to the country's anti-sodomy law.
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.
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.