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The Safe House Homeless MSM 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 men in Kingston in 2007/8/9, a review of the relevance of the project and 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

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ragashanti defends his "Lesbian Mix-up" pieces

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As the Ragashanti train rolls on Jamaican radio airwaves he has had an endless streak of sensationlized discussions about stereotypical gay and lesbian life in Jamaica even with full participation of GLBTQI people caught up in the drama. One particular concern raise repeatedly by some of my contacts is a conversation where certain codes and descriptions from our stealth cabinets were used quite openly basically "giving us away"

Meanwhile Dr. Kingsley "Ragashanti" Stewart strove to defend his entertainment column in a popular tabloid today with some anthropological references, have a read:


A jus blessings to mi Tambareen Fambily an Mix Up an Blenda crew. Mi seh dem a done mi fram both sides a di lesbian issue. One man a accuse me of promoting lesbians, an a woman a done mi an a threaten mi seh mi nuh like lesbians. How dem fi do dat?! lol Dem nuh know seh mi a di biggest skettel, an because a straight woman to mi link den dat mek mi di biggest lesbian! DWL!!!! Mad!!

Accusing mi of Promoting Lesbianism

Good afternoon Ragashanti. I would like to know the purpose or intent of your "lesbian mix up" column. Is this some kind of "lesbian promotion" in Jamaica? Don't you think there are other well deserving topics to cover? Are you a gay man trying to highlight lesbians to garner Gay & lesbian unity in Jamaica that is so prevalent in the USA?

Evidently the worst thing that has ever happened to black people was freedom from slavery. That was the ticket to adopt and mimic and endear every lifestyle that colonial masters enjoyed. It's such an irony, to note that when blacks had no freedom their minds were preoccupied with thoughts that empower and enrich ... now that they're free, they are self-destructive. BET channel swept Jamaica by storm and other derogatory cable programs. The rich used the poor boys and girls, then they turn around and use each other. I am by far not a prude, but eroticism goes beyond simple minded indulgences.

Do what you do, if that's all you can do. However, heterosexuals have enough issues to deal with as they are becoming outnumbered and surely don't need anymore "gay & lesbian promotions". You would not write a column promoting the residents of Bellevue mental hospital courting each other, yet you promote this other group who has a mental deficit, simply because it involves "sex".

History has proven that gays & lesbians are mentally ill, yet because psychologist and other individuals who use to tend to these persons were violating them "sexually" in various institutions and found sexual gratification from the experience, they later recanted and said this was no longer an illness.I guess for most humans it all comes down to sex in all forms. Pretty soon a column will be written about people who want to screw and marry their pets. A sick evolution. I'm just disappointed that "Jamaicans" have become such weaklings.

Missa Man ... I am The King of Mix UP! A mix up mi say straight!! Mi deal wid all kinda mix up: parson mix up, wedding mix up, funeral mix up, police mix up, politician mix up, obeah mix up, lesbian mix up ... a whole host a topics pon mix ups. So if yuh jus waan pick out one topic fram one week an come try done mi dat a your bizniz. Tek weh yuh self an go pree a cemetery.


Lesbian a Attack an a Threaten Mi

Intimidated by women aren't you? I can see why, I've seen your ugly face and I know that it is difficult to get a woman to sleep with you isn't it?

So you take your sexual frustration out by targeting lesbians. Better be careful though because some lesbians fight back.

Targeting lesbians? Me? I actually have lots of good friends who are lesbians. An wi cool like dat. But you might be referring to my opposition to a minority of lesbians who have always opposed my radio programme, opposed my ads with Mandingo tonic wine, and have consistently sought to get the Broadcasting Commission and advertisers to get rid of my radio programme. Maybe you are referring to my vociferous condemnation of the lesbians who are consistently raping young girls and getting away with it because we erroneously believe only men can rape women.

And if you're referring to my strong opposition to the four married women, including the very popular radio announcer who a helper called in and explained that they set her up and raped her at a hotel in Montego Bay, then hear dis ... mi nuh give a damn weh yuh waan say! An if a war yuh a pree ... bring it!

Finally, yuh know you want me ... but mi nuh pet an powda garbage, mi dash weh dat!
Reach Ragashanti at mixupraga@gmail.com or PO Box 5866 Liguanea PO, Kingston 6.
ENDS

UPDATE March 22, 2011
Ragashanti program has since been stopped by the Broadcasting Commission on the grounds of problematic statements going on air, there is now a debate on the role of the commission versus what is acceptable broadcasts and the morality police. Here are two articles on the matters:



What say you readers?

Peace and tolerance.

H

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Human Rights Day 2010 - December 10th theme: "Human rights defenders who act to end discrimination."

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December 10th marks the 62nd anniversary of the acceptance by the UN General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. UNHR Site

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The theme for Human Rights Day 10 December 2010 is human rights defenders who act to end discrimination.

Human rights defenders acting against discrimination, often at great personal risk to both themselves and their families, are being recognized and acclaimed on this day.

Human rights defenders speak out against abuse and violations including discrimination, exclusion, oppression and violence. They advocate justice and seek to protect the victims of human rights violations. They demand accountability for perpetrators and transparency in government action. In so doing, they are often putting at risk their own safety, and that of their families.

Some human rights defenders are famous, but most are not. They are active in every part of the world, working alone and in groups, in local communities, in national politics and internationally.

Human Rights Day 2010 will highlight and promote the achievements of human rights defenders and it will again emphasize the primary role Governments must play in enabling and protecting their role. The Day is also intended to inspire a new generation of defenders to speak up and take action to end discrimination in all of its forms whenever and wherever it is manifested.

The story does not end after 10 December 2010. The focus on the work of human rights defenders will continue through all of 2011.

Objective:
Celebrate Human Rights Day by using the proven tool of writing letters to save lives.

Each year hundreds of thousands of people across the world mark International Human Rights Day on December 10 by taking part in Amnesty International's Write for Rights Global Write-a-thon - the world's largest letter writing event. We write letters to demand that the rights of individuals are respected, protected and fulfilled. In doing so, we show solidarity with those suffering human rights abuses and work to bring about real change in people's lives.


How to Get Involved:

It's easy! Follow these 5 simple steps to success:

1. SIGN UP to Write for Rights! Participate as an individual, or host an event and invite friends, family, and members of your community to join the call for human rights. Check out our Write for Rights map to find an event near you.


2. SPREAD THE WORD! Tell everyone that you plan to Write for Rights by sending an email or posting on Facebook or Twitter.


3. Get your RESOURCES. Everything you need to participate in Write for Rights is now available, including case summaries, sample letters, promotional materials, and helpful tips for holding a successful Write for Rights event. If you'd like hard copies of these items or have questions, email us: writeathon@aiusa.org.


4. WRITE and MAIL your letters. (December 4-12 are the key dates, but feel free to start earlier or later.)


5. TELL US HOW IT WENT! We want to hear from you: did you meet your letter pledge goal? Do you have great ideas on how we can make next year's Write for Rights even better? Be sure to complete the very brief online evaluation form or send us an email: writeathon@aiusa.org.


This year, we will select winners in the following categories, who will be mailed a grab bag of special Amnesty prizes:
• Best picture of a Write for Rights activity
• Most letters sent
• Largest Write for Rights event
• Most unique location of a Write for Rights activity







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Thanks for your Donations

Hello readers,

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

Thanks again
Mr. H

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Peace

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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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