Category Archives: Jamaica

  1. Jamaica: Gay men in hiding – Avoiding health care because of stigma, survey suggests

    via The Gleaner, by Petrina Francis AS DEBATE stirs over the Jamaican Government’s insistence on retaining legislation against buggery, homosexual men continue to suffer from discriminatory acts which make it difficult for them to seek health care in the country, a study has indicated. A 2008 survey commissioned by the Ministry of Health showed 31.8 per cent Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, homosexuality, human rights, Jamaica, MSM, STD, stigma
  2. J-FLAG celebrates tenth anniversary

    Kingston – December 10, 2008 December 10, 2008 marks ten years since the founding of the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG), Jamaica’s foremost lesbian, gay and transgender rights advocacy group. The anniversary will be commemorated with a church service on the weekend. As J-FLAG celebrates this milestone, it pauses to reflect on the challenges Read More >>

    advocacy, gay men, homosexuality, J-FLAG, Jamaica, lgbt community, LGBT rights