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Human rights group: LGBT Jamaicans targets of unchecked violence

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
David McFadden, APJamaican churchgoers hold signs while attending an anti-gay rally in Kingston, Jamaica on Sunday, June 23, 2013.
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- LGBT people are the targets of unchecked violence and discrimination in Jamaica, frequently refused housing or employment in the Caribbean country typically described as the region's most hostile to LGBT citizens, a leading human rights group says in a report released Tuesday.

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Bahamas gay pride weekend cut short by death threats

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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An inaugural gay pride weekend in the Bahamas was cut short as members of the LGBT community abandoned the planned events “out of fear” of repercussions from irate members of the public, reported the Nassau Guardian. Event organizer Victor Rollins said he received death threats on his Facebook page after posting pictures Sunday of event attendees holding gay pride flags along with Bahamian flags on a beach.

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Jamaican opposition leader backs LGBT rights in ‘historic’ moment

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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In moment described as “historic” by activists, the Jamaican opposition leader has come out for LGBT rights during an election debate. Jamaicans will go to the polls on December 29 and People’s National Party leader Portia Simpson-Miller made the positive comments during an election debate yesterday with Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

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‘Ex-Gay’ myth hits Caribbean: Newspaper ad declares ‘truth’ about gays

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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The ‘ex-gay’ religious movement has expanded beyond its American origins throughout the world. Now the same lies pushed by the same American "ex-gay" propagandists are finding an audience in the Caribbean.

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