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The Safe House Homeless LGBTQ Project 2009 a detailed look & more


In response to numerous requests for more information on the defunct Safe House Pilot Project that was to address the growing numbers of displaced and homeless LGBTQ youth in Kingston in 2007/8/9, a review of the relevance of the project as a solution, the possible avoidance of present issues with some of its previous residents if it were kept open.
Recorded June 12, 2013; also see from the former Executive Director named in the podcast more background on the project: HERE also see the beginning of the issues from the closure of the project: The Quietus ……… The Safe House Project Closes and The Ultimatum on December 30, 2009

Friday, July 11, 2008

Battyman Learning Series UK

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Before viewing
It is important to consider the right context within which to address gay issues. It can be difficult to address these in isolation, and so links should be made to the broader curriculum and wider social issues. Appropriate contexts might include human rights, equality, relationships or anti-bullying. A safe environment within which to discuss these issues is also important. Agreeing 'ground rules' with students is a good way to help maintain respectful behaviour within the group. These can be referred back to whenever necessary, and should include ideas around appropriate language, the right to be heard, and the responsibility to listen and treat others with respect. Emphasise that participation need not involve disclosing anything students are not comfortable with. Issues around confidentiality might also be included.



Comedian and actor Stephen K Amos uses his own experiences as a black gay man to explore why homophobia still exists in his own community.
This observational documentary – the title of which is a derogatory term for homosexuals – follows Amos on a journey from his childhood homes in Brixton and Tooting, South London, all the way to Jamaica, where he tries to discover why prejudice, intimidation and violence against gay men remain so prevalent.
Amos canvasses the opinions of young people in London, and of audiences on the comedy circuit. In Kingston, he talks to several young people who are living in fear of their lives, and to some of the dancehall musicians whose lyrics preach hate and violence against gays.
Will he learn something on this journey about how attitudes might be changed for the benefit of the next generation of young, black gay men?

Background Information

Gay rights in JamaicaSexual acts between men are prohibited in Jamaica, as they are in most of the English-speaking Caribbean. There is no reference in law to sexual activity between women, which is therefore legal by omission. The punishment for homosexual acts is ten years in prison with hard labour. Lesser offences around homosexual behaviour – even holding hands – can be deemed 'gross indecency' under Jamaica's criminal code, whether in public or private.
According to Amnesty International, Jamaica is the most dangerous place in the Caribbean for sexual minorities, who face extreme prejudice, ill-treatment, harassment and even torture. There are frequent attacks against gay men, often fatal, and reports of them being driven from their homes by threats of murder. In addition, the police actively support homophobic violence, which has prompted many gay men to seek asylum in the UK and other countries.

Gay activists
The Gay Freedom Movement was founded in 1974. Its general secretary, Larry Chang, fled to the US and was granted political asylum in 2004, but not before he had helped found J-FLAG (Jamaican Forum for Lesbians, All-sexuals and Gays), which now operates underground and anonymously. According to Human Rights Watch, the high levels of public intolerance harm any efforts to combat violence and the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Jamaica. For many Jamaicans, their anti-gay stance is based on religious grounds – many are devoutly Christian and, in a recent poll, 96% were opposed to any move that would seek to legalise homosexuality.

Musical influenceMany popular Jamaican musicians record and perform songs that advocate the attack or murder of gays. Reggae and dancehall singers like Elephant Man, TOK and Shabba Ranks, influential in the black communities of South London, write lyrics about shooting and executing gay men. On top of this, male promiscuity and heterosexual activity are lauded as signs of male virility and superiority. An international campaign against homophobia in music has been launched by UK-based human rights groups, including Outrage and SMM (Stop Murder Music Coalition). In some countries, like Canada, performers wishing to perform there are required to sign a declaration stating that they will not engage in or advocate hatred against persons because of their sexual orientation.

Dancehall lyrics Clip two: 12:50 – 13:42
Opens with Stephen Amos saying, 'Before hitting the shops, I'd done my research and had printed out a list of homophobic lyrics…'
Closes with Stephen Amos saying, 'They're regurgitating what they've been told – by their idols.'
Amos compares the hatred of gays evident in the lyrics with the extreme racism of white supremacists. To begin thinking about the effects of extreme intolerance, students could list some of the rights we take for granted in the UK. How would they react if they were taken away? How might they defend themselves?
Ask students, in groups, to think of instances from the past that exemplify denial of human rights, and to feed back. Have lessons been learned from history? Students could investigate those who risked their lives to stand up for human rights. Are there any modern parallels of intolerance and the fight against it?
Later, Elephant Man talks about freedom of speech. Students could discuss what this means – in music, the press, for the individual. Is freedom of speech an inalienable right?

Brixton gig Clip 1: 08:00 – 09:20
Opens with Stephen Amos saying, 'The whole place was just engulfed with the sound of silence.'
Closes with Stephen Amos saying, 'Thanks a lot – good night!'
Members of Amos' audience feed back their views around the reasons for black homophobia. Remind students that homosexuality in the UK has been legal for 40 years. Were they surprised at the audience's reactions? Ask them to discuss, in groups, the comments made about lack of family support, and the idea that anyone coming out as gay may risk being disowned by those closest to them, or even being stabbed in the street. How do they think it would feel to be gay in that sort of environment?

Seventh Day Adventists Clip 4: 29:52 – 30:54
Opens with Pastor Ryan Simpson saying, 'Can I say, certainly I believe, and I can say this clearly, that my church teach there are certain conditions…'
Closes with Stephen Amos saying, 'The idea that my sexuality, and that of other gays, could be changed or reprogrammed, really annoyed me.'
Simpson and his colleagues believe that being gay is a condition that can be 'cured'. Their church teaches an 'ideal lifestyle' – marriage between a man and a woman. Later, Archbishop Lawrence Burke says that to use Christianity to deny gay people rights is a lie, and that the Bible has been wrongly used to justify other human rights abuses such as apartheid. Discuss ways in which religion can be a force for both good and bad. This could be done in two groups in the form of a debate. Perhaps students could ask the school chaplain, or another religious leader from your community, to participate.

Meeting Stefan Clip five: 44:35 – 45:52
Opens with Stephen Amos saying, 'But what if that leads to your murder?'
Closes with Stephen Amos saying, 'We owe our kids better than this, I think.'
Stefan feels that families who disown their children can force them into the very type of life they don't want for them – homelessness, drugs, even prostitution. Earlier, Olisa came out to his mum and was surprised to find her supportive. She only wants for him to be happy, healthy and safe.
What might be done to support young black gay people whose families cannot accept their sexuality? And what can be done to bring about change? Should help and support target the parents or the young person, or does a move towards a more tolerant black community start with educating the much younger? If gay intolerance is not a problem for your particular community, does that mean students needn't be concerned? If it is, who is already out there trying to make a difference?
Students could work on producing a plan of action to tackle the problem in the UK. It might involve raising awareness of the problem, lobbying politicians to legislate against homophobic lyrics, engaging with religious leaders and parents, developing school programmes or supporting community projects.
On a smaller scale, students could investigate the prevalence of homophobic attitudes in school, or whichever setting you are in, and develop ways to address the problem – by developing or changing school policy, implementing a 'zero tolerance' approach, developing a 'charter', or recognising and celebrating diversity some other way.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Gangstas and thugs can get your info by exploiting the system?

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After being arrested, charged they, the thugs hire a good lawyer to get bail then they fire that lawyer, naturally the case file is passed over to them the client which contains all the names addresses and phone numbers of the witnesses and associated persons.
While the case is put off over and over and the statements and other documentation is available for use, then they find that witness(es) with the greatest of ease to kill or intimidate them.
You can have 10 murder charges and still get bail!!!
Wow, to think the formal system is actually aiding criminality. HELP!
All of this came out in a breakfast meeting this morning in Kingston where Assistant Commissioner of Police ACP Owen Ellington outlined the tricks used by the criminal network.
In a response however by a 2 defense lawyers in a radio interview witness addresses are not placed on the files of cases, however names are imperative, the name of the witness must be known.
Materials are not usually handed out to clients who retain them and most accused are unable to read or understand the file structure. One lawyer described the statement by ACP Ellington as ridiculous witnesses are not paraded before the trial date and most times not known until the actual trial date. Materials are pursued at the beginning of the case and usually the files when put together don't have witness addresses enclosed.
Clients do not have a right to materials/files and if the present attorney services are terminated the file is usually transferred prefaced with a letter to the new attorney retained for the case and he or she receive the files directly.
The lawyers ask that the police not to collect addresses when collecting statements from witnesses. The lawyers accuse the police shifting the blame.
Howie seh so

Do you believe this? Cross and in trouble

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The STAR

Rasbert Turner, Freelance Writer

spanish town
A Portmore senior citizen, who allegedly dressed as a woman in an attempt to attack another elderly man recently, found himself in trouble with the law.
On June 27, Glenmore 'Gabba' Johnson, 65, of Garveymeade, Portmore, St Catherine, reportedly uttered a serious threat to a man with whom he had an argument.

The police report that Johnson had an argument with one of his friends. During the argument, Johnson allegedly threatened the man and left. He reportedly returned later dressed as a woman in a black spandex dress, a multicoloured wig and a walking stick.

The police reported that Johnson told the man in their presence, "a must kill him today, a must kill him, him nah get weh." Johnson was subsequently charged.
When the case appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magis-trate's court on Tuesday, the senior citizen did not answer to his name. The police, however, promised to locate him.

SCJ Summer Camp 2008

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Couples & Singles Camp 2008

It is here for the first time

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Summer Camp 2008

August 29-31 2008

$JA3500.00/$US50 per person

Come and enjoy a wide range of fun filled activities for the
weekend

Contact your Chapter coordinator(s) at:

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Cuban law may recognise same-sex partners, say officials

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The proposed change to Cuban family law would put members of same-sex unions on a par with heterosexual couples, said psychologist Mariela Castro, who is the daughter of acting President Raul Castro and niece of Fidel.
By Gemma Pritchard • January 21, 2008

The Cuban Communist Party is considering granting legal recognition to same-sex unions, as health officials prepare to authorise sex-change operations, the director of the Cenesex sex education centre in Cuba has said.
The proposed change to Cuban family law would put members of same-sex unions on a par with heterosexual couples, psychologist Mariela Castro, who is the daughter of acting President Raul Castro and niece of Fidel, told EFE.
Cenesex, which was founded in 1989 as a department of the Public Health Ministry, approached Cuba's parliament two years ago with a proposal to overhaul the 1975 Family Code to recognise the rights of gays, lesbians and transsexuals. But it is the Communist Party that will decide whether the proposal becomes law.
"We are receiving suggestions and debating adjusting the proposal so it is more flexible and has more chance of being approved," Mariela Castro told EFE.
The principal needs of Cuban homosexuals "are related to the right to their recognition as consensual couples, as non-matrimonial couples, but that authorities recognise their property and inheritance rights in those non-legalized unions," she said.
"That is their principal interest. They are not interested in marriage, they are not interested in adoption, because in Cuba there are hardly any children to adopt."
She added that besides legal recognition, gays, lesbians and transsexuals in Cuba want respect: "Let no one feel the right to humiliate them, nor harm them, nor exclude or reject them, that we strengthen within the family this ethic of accepting everyone and of not being discriminated against for sexual orientation."
The Public Health Ministry in Cuba is currently in the process of approving regulations that would allow sex-change operations.
Mariela Castro said that a team of Cuban physicians is already in training to perform such procedures.
In an interview with EFE last August, the 45-year-old psychologist said her struggle for the equality of the sexes and gay rights would "enrich the Cuban Revolution."
But she added that the task is not an easy one in a "patriarchal" society where many remember the UMAP labour camps where homosexuals and the ideologically suspect were interned in the late 1960s.

Cayman Islands to ban gay marriage

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By Tony Grew • July 10, 2008 - 12:16
An amendment to legislation in the Cayman Islands defining marriage as between a man and a woman is expected to get support from the government and opposition.
However, the proposed change to the law does not mention civil partnerships.
Recent UK government regulations allow the partners of citizens of British Overseas Territories that have passed civil partnership legislation to apply for citizenship.
However, the UK has not extended partnership legislation across the 14 territories, which include Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands and the Cayman Islands, and none of them have moved to legalise same-sex partnerships.
"The concern that everyone seems to have that somehow this is going to force the recognition of civil unions in the Cayman Islands - that fear needs to be addressed," Education Minister Alden McLaughlin told the Cay Compass.
"When we talk about the need to get the United Kingdom to restrict its ability….to extend legislation to the Cayman Islands, this is a perfect example of what can happen if we do not achieve that objective."
The UK and the Caymans are due to begin talks about constitutional reform later this year.
Homosexual acts between consenting adults were decriminalised in the Caymans by a UK Order in Council in December 2000.
In the wake of an incident in which a gay man was detained by police on the Cayman Islands after kissing his boyfriend in public, there has been much discussion of gay rights in the territory and concern the UK may move to introduce civil partnerships.
The Director of Tourism apologised to Aaron Chandler, the American visitor who was targeted and held by police for kissing his boyfriend.
Mr Chandler said that the apology was appreciated but also made sense from a business point of view 70% of the Caribbean nation's GDP comes from tourism.
The 23 year old American, on holiday with his partner, was detained by an off duty police officer and taken to a police station but not arrested. He was later released without charge.
Complaints about the couple kissing were reportedly made by fellow customers at the Royal Palms resort.
They deny that they behaved any differently from other straight guests.
Mr Chandler was told by the off duty police officer to not kiss his partner in public.
The couple decided to ignore the instruction and when later in the evening they kissed again Mr Chandler was physically taken away from the nightclub where they were drinking with friends and detained at the local station.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Don Anderson Poll, The worst of times

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But 61% of Jamaicans polled blame high oil prices
Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Exactly three of every four persons questioned for the latest Observer/Don Anderson Polls have indicated that things in the country have got worse over the last few months.
However, just over 60 per cent of respondents blame spiralling oil prices for increases in the cost of living.

Continue to story HERE

Gay hate dancehall star refused European entry visa (Flashback 2008)

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Sizzla has previously released anti-gay hate songs
May 6, 2008 by Tony Grew

The Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD) has said it has been told by the country's Interior Ministry that homophobic Jamaican performer Sizzla will not be granted a Schengen visa for his proposed European tour this month.
The German Foreign Office also phoned the gay rights group to say that their embassy in Kingston, Jamaica, confirmed that the singer has songs in his repertoire that meet the legal criterion of "incitement of the people."
The Schengen Agreement between 29 nations on the continent of Europe allows free movement across their borders.



A common Schengen visa allows tourists access to all the countries party to the agreement.
"The Jamaican citizen Miguel Collins (Sizzla Kalonji) calls in several of his songs for the murder and homicide of gays," said an LSVD spokesman.
"It appears that Sizzla's name is now in the Schengen information system, with the consequence that he does not receive entry in the Schengen zone.
"Into this non-public data base persons are registered, that among other things are unwanted or have an outstanding arrest warrant in Schengen zone.
"The Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) communicated to us today, that due to our letter to BMI and the Foreign Office (AA) - responsible for the granting of visas - " the necessary legal measures for the prevention of entry in the Schengen zone have been taken."
"At the end of March we had asked BMI and AA for exactly this outcome."
In July 2007 artists Beenie Man, Sizzla and Capleton, who had previously released anti-gay hate songs, including incitements to murder lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, signed up to the Reggae Compassion Act, in a deal brokered with top reggae promoters and Stop Murder Music activists.





The Act reads:
"It must be clear there's no space in the music community for hatred and prejudice, including no place for racism, violence, sexism or homophobia.
"We do not encourage nor minister to HATE but rather uphold a philosophy of LOVE, RESPECT and UNDERSTANDING towards all human beings as the cornerstone of reggae.
"We agree to not make statements or perform songs that incite hatred or violence against anyone from any community."
However, in October planned Sizzla concerts in Toronto were banned. All five dates of the star's 2004 UK tour were cancelled after gay rights activists protested against his presence.
The fight against other homophobic performers continues.
"The other four murder music artists - Elephant Man, TOK, Bounty Killa and Vybz Kartel - have not signed the Reggae Compassion Act," said activist Peter Tatchell.
"These singers have incited the murder of lesbians and gays. They should not be rewarded with concerts or sponsorship deals.
"The Stop Murder Music campaign urges organisations worldwide to intensify the campaign to cancel these singers' concerts and their record, sponsorship and advertising deals."

Brighton council may ban homophobic music(Flashback)

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A Banton concert was due to take place in Brighton in 2006 but was cancelled after protests.
Originally Published December 5, 2007, go HERE for story
New guidelines from Brighton and Hove City Council will effectively ban "murder music" from all licensed premises.
OutRage! and other gay campaigners have led a campaign against homophobic artists such as Beenie Man and Buju Banton who advocate the murder of gay men and lesbians in their music.
Councillor Dee Simson, head of licensing, told The Argus: "In Brighton and Hove we have a good record on equalities and we felt it was important was important to include this in the licensing policy.
"We do not want music that incites racial or homophobic hatred."
Banton became notorious for his 1992 song Boom Bye Bye which advocates shooting gay men in the head, pouring acid on them and burning them alive.
A Banton concert was due to take place in Brighton in 2006 but was cancelled after protests.
The new licensing rules ban the performance of any music that encourages violence toward minority groups. The council will vote on the proposed new rules later this month.
Peter Tatchell has led the three-year-long Stop Murder Music campaign, which had brought about the cancellation of hundreds of concerts and sponsorship deals, causing income losses estimated in excess of $5m (£2.5m).
"This is a good symbolic move it sends a signal that hate and murder music is unacceptable," he told PinkNews.co.uk
"But the downside is that this policy does not prevent local shops from selling these CDs, which results in this music reacting a much wider audience.
"Moreover, thanks to the Reggae Compassion Act, the live performance of these songs in the UK has already been effectively halted."
Buju Banton and Beenie Man both gained positive press coverage around the world for publicly renouncing homophobia by signing the Reggae Compassion Act, an agreement to stop performing homophobic music.
"This policy does not stop singers who perform these hate and murder songs abroad from performing their other songs in Brighton," said Mr Tatchell
"In other words they can still potentially be rewarded with concerts in Brighton.
"What is really outrageous is that the police in Brighton and elsewhere are failing to prosecute the record stores and radio stations who play these songs, which advocate the murder of lesbians and gay men.
"Inciting murder is a criminal offence. It is appalling that the police forces across the country are not enforcing the law when singers incite the shooting, burning and hanging of queers."

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

PHONE FOUND IN GANGSTA, DON'S BUTT........a real battyman dis LOL

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Mobile rang in man's body during police search!!!

Tesha Miller, the reputed leader of the Clansman gang, could be charged with possession of contraband after the police took a cellphone from his butt yesterday.
Miller, who is currently incarcerated at the Horizon Remand Centre, was initially arrested after he was alleged to have breached the conditions of his bail.
THE STAR was told that a search of the accused man's cell was organised after police believed he had a cellphone in his possession. The police theorised that he had been using the device to contact his cronies.
An initial search of his cell found one cellphone; however, as the police were about to leave, another device rang.

Gloves used
This led to a further search and after combing the cell thoroughly again, it was discovered that the device was inside the accused man's body. Gloves were said to have been requested, and the phone retrieved from the man's body.
In a release last night, the Constabulary Communication Network said the phone was was found in Miller's rectum.
The police also found a cellular charger and Vaseline in the cell. The call record on Miller's phone is currently being processed by the police in order to ascertain who he had been in contact with since he was taken into custody. Prior to his latest incarceration, the accused man was out on bail and as a condition of the agreement, was required to be at home. THE STAR learnt that the police had visited his home on several occasions only to find that he was not there. He was subsequently arrested.
He was charged with four counts of murder and three counts of shooting in 2005, but fled the island for the United States. He was deported to Jamaica last year by United States authorities and later convicted for absconding bail, for which he served nine months in prison.

no sah we had to publish this one fully...wat a ting, this is a REAL BATTYMAN

H

The true test of a man

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'The true test of a man is not where he stands in moment of comfort and convenience but where he stands in moment of conflict and controversy.'

Monday, July 7, 2008

The noblest retribution

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The noblest retribution is not to become like those who loathe and plot to harm you. The greatest retribution is to rise above your own loathing to an absolute stance where you fully understand and appreciate life. –A true measure of self-worth regardless of your animistic-corporeality structure.

Though you may continue your attempts to cause harm to someone whom by now you are well aware is an intersex male, it is evident that your tactics are rhetorical. Your use of anima-oriented, anima-fused, and anima-charged concoctions goes against your esteem understanding of human nature. In your endeavors, I heed you caution alerting you to the intolerance of nature to acts that are counter-animistic synergy.

Understanding and appreciating life is neither singular nor marginal.

Homosexuality and Civilization

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Jul. 7th, 2008 at 11:23 PM
(Click Post title or HERE for full article) thanks to thinking-out -aloud

Louis Crompton is a pioneer of gay studies. He helped organise perhaps the first such course in 1970, which prompted a state legislator to propose a bill that would ban such courses except at the state medical school (the bill failed). But, as Crompton says, it was a reminder of sodomy as peccatum mutum, the silent sin (p.xi). (The persistence of this view can be seen here.)

His Homosexuality and Civilization cannot, of course, cover its declared subject matter. The author restricts himself to classical Antiquity, Christendom, medieval Islam, Imperial China and pre-Meiji Japan. But that is still an enormous range, which he covers magnificently, clearly the results of decades of research.A fundamental problem in covering homosexuality across such a cultural and historical range is the problem of definition—is homosexuality just a social construction or is there a continuing human type? Crompton focuses on the enduring. In his words whatever the vocabulary, two elements are present—the sexual fact and the possibility of human love and devotion (p.xiv). Which is enough to be getting on with. Greeks and JewsCrompton starts with Early Greece 776—480 BCE, taking us through literature and biography.

Two same-sex lovers, Harmodius and Aristogeiton, the original tyrannicides, were the enduring icons of Athenian democracy. Associating love between men with free politics was a rhetorical commonplace in classical Greece: including a popular drinking song sung for at least seven centuries after the original act (Pp25ff).Then to Judea 900 BCE—600 BCE: Leviticus, Sodom and all that. 

Crompton points out that the Levitical prohibition extended to any stranger that sojourneth among you, so is one of the Noachid precepts, binding on all humanity. Crompton notes that the shifting characterization of the sin of Sodom: What we may call the “Sodom of selfish wealth” considerably predates the later Philonic-Patristic conception of the “homosexual Sodom (p.39).Dismissing as dubious the “keep population up” explanation for the Levitical prohibition, and the Sodom story as scarcely relevant, (p.39) Crompton considers the kedeshim or “holy ones”, temple prostitutes, arguing that the Levitical prohibition makes sense as reflecting concern for religious and tribal solidarity (p.43) given the use of “third sex” priests in various of the surrounding polytheisms. Crompton properly gives considerable attention to Philo of Alexander, a Jewish philosopher at the time of Christ and St Paul who sought to reconcile Mosaic law with Platonic philosophy (particularly Platonic natural law philosophy), the only Jewish writer from antiquity (that has come down to us) who dealt with homosexuality in any detail. 

Though a faithful Jew all his life, Philo was so widely read by Church fathers as to be regarded as almost a Father of the Church himself (Pp 43-4).Philo’s intellectual importance is that he brought together Jewish and Greek thinking. Indeed, it is very likely that St Paul’s use of the term unnatural (para physin)—which occurs nowhere else in Scripture other than Paul’s Epistles—was due to Philo’s influence.

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War of words between pro & anti gay activists on HIV matters .......... what hypocrisy is this?

A war of words has ensued between gay lawyer (AIDSFREEWORLD) Maurice Tomlinson and anti gay activist Dr Wayne West as both accuse each other of lying or being dishonest, when deception has been neatly employed every now and again by all concerned, here is the post from Dr West's blog

This is laughable to me as both gentleman have broken the ethical lines of advocacy respectively repeatedly especially on HIV/AIDS and on legal matters concerning LGBTQ issues

The evidence is overwhelming readers/listeners, you decide.


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Following a cowardly decision by the Minister(try) of Education to withdraw an all important Health Family Life, HFLE Manual on sex and sexuality I examine the possible reasons why we have the homo-negative challenges on the backdrop of a missing multi-generational understanding of sexuality and the focus on sexual reproductive activity in the curriculum.

Calls for Tourism Boycotts are Nonsensical at This Time




(2014 protests New York)


Calling for boycotts by overseas based Jamaican advocates who for the most part are not in touch with our present realities in a real way and do not understand the implications of such calls can only seek to make matters worse than assisting in the struggle, we must learn from, the present economic climate of austerity & tense calm makes it even more sensible that persons be cautious, will these groups assist when there is fallout?, previous experiences from such calls made in 2008 and 2009 and the near diplomatic nightmare that missed us; especially owing to the fact that many of the victims used in the public advocacy of violence were not actual homophobic cases which just makes the ethics of advocacy far less credible than it ought to be.


See more explained HERE from a previous post following the Queen Ifrica matter and how it was mishandled


Newstalk 93FM's Issues On Fire: Polygamy Should Be Legalized In Jamaica 08.04.14



debate by hosts and UWI students on the weekly program Issues on Fire on legalizing polygamy with Jamaica's multiple partner cultural norms this debate is timely.

Also with recent public discourse on polyamorous relationships, threesomes (FAME FM Uncensored) and on social.

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thank you for your donations via Paypal in helping to keep this blog going, my limited frontline community work, temporary shelter assistance at my home and related costs. Please continue to support me and my allies in this venture that has now become a full time activity. When I first started blogging in late 2007 it was just as a pass time to highlight GLBTQ issues in Jamaica under then JFLAG's blogspot page but now clearly there is a need for more forumatic activity which I want to continue to play my part while raising more real life issues pertinent to us.

Donations presently are accepted via Paypal where buttons are placed at points on this blog(immediately below, GLBTQJA (Blogspot), GLBTQJA (Wordpress) and the Gay Jamaica Watch's blog as well. If you wish to send donations otherwise please contact: glbtqjamaica@live.com




Activities & Plans: ongoing and future

  • To continue this venture towards website development with an E-zine focus

  • Work with other Non Governmental organizations old and new towards similar focus and objectives

  • To find common ground on issues affecting GLBTQ and straight friendly persons in Jamaica towards tolerance and harmony

  • Exposing homophobic activities and suggesting corrective solutions

  • To formalise GLBTQ Jamaica's activities in the long term

  • Continuing discussion on issues affecting GLBTQ people in Jamaica and elsewhere

  • Welcoming, examining and implemeting suggestions and ideas from you the viewing public

  • Present issues on HIV/AIDS related matters in a timely and accurate manner

  • Assist where possible victims of homophobic violence and abuse financially, temporary shelter(my home) and otherwise

  • Track human rights issues in general with a view to support for ALL

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What to do if you are attacked (News You Can Use)

First, be calm: Do not panic; it may be very difficult to maintain composure if attacked but this is important.

Try to reason with the attacker: Establish communication with the person. This takes a lot of courage. However, a conversation may change the intention of an attacker.

Do not try anything foolish: If you know outmanoeuvring the attacker is impossible, do not try it.

Do not appear to be afraid: Look the attacker in the eye and demonstrate that you are not fearful.

This may have a psychological effect on the individual.

Emergency numbers
The police 119

Kingfish 811

Crime Stop 311


Steps to Take When Contronted or Arrested by Police

a) Ask to see a lawyer or Duty Council

b) Only give name and address and no other information until a lawyer is present to assist

c) Try to be polite even if the scenario is tensed) Don’t do anything to aggravate the situation

e) Every complaint lodged at a police station should be filed and a receipt produced, this is not a legal requirement but an administrative one for the police to track reports

f) Never sign to a statement other than the one produced by you in the presence of the officer(s)

g) Try to capture a recording of the exchange or incident or call someone so they can hear what occurs, place on speed dial important numbers or text someone as soon as possible

h) File a civil suit if you feel your rights have been violatedi) When making a statement to the police have all or most of the facts and details together for e.g. "a car" vs. "the car" represents two different descriptions

j) Avoid having the police writing the statement on your behalf except incases of injuries, make sure what you want to say is recorded carefully, ask for a copy if it means that you have to return for it

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