Why Jamaica Pride 2015 matters

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    Aug 05, 2015 2:05 AM GMT
    I am ecstatic that after seven years as the head of Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG), we can stage our first pride celebration under the theme 'The Pride of a People: Breaking the Rules of Oppression'.

    PRiDE JA 2015 is being celebrated because, in spite of all the challenges, we can demonstrate our resilience as a community, build a sense of pride and belonging in being LGBT Jamaicans. We will use the occasion to increase our visibility as a people, showcase our talents, and allow ourselves to talk about where we are and where we must go.

    Source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/Why-Jamaica-Pride-2015-matters_19222094
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    Aug 05, 2015 2:14 AM GMT
    PaulDee saidWhy Jamaica Pride 2015 matters
    It matters because it's only Pride event publicized worldwide this year that had no reported hate crimes/shootings.

    And it's also important because Jamaica is one of the many Caribbean nations that still needs a lot of work on changing society's viewpoint about "different" people.

    So yeah, I really wish I coulda been there. Seems like it was probably really fun! icon_biggrin.gif

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    Aug 05, 2015 5:47 AM GMT
    i wish you all the best!
    hope it will open a period of tolerance in Jamaica.