Earlier this month news surfaced about a number of incidents of attacks - verbal and otherwise - against members of the LGBT community. There was one particular report that suggested incidents against women in the LGBT community have intensified. Subsequent to that I was asked whether I believed men in the LGBT community were disproportionately … Continue reading I am (insert curse word) tired!
Saturday, June 14, 2014 was like a Friday the 13th for me. So many things happened that day – a day that seemed packed with a few more hours than the 24 to which I have grown accustomed. But it wasn’t all bad. Some of it was quite productive and inspiring. For those of us … Continue reading The Perfume of Compassion Amidst the Stench of Homophobia
Yesterday I attended the Public Lecture at the Faculty of Law, UWI Mona by Robert Wintemute of King’s College, London. The question he sought to answer was: Lesbian and gay human rights in the Caribbean: Would decriminalisation restrict religious freedom? While I found the title of the lecture to be problematic I welcomed the fact … Continue reading #RightsAndReligion
To deny people their human rights, is to challenge their very humanity. –Nelson Mandela Yesterday I sat for approximately three hours with a wonderful sage and storyteller – Thomas Glave - as he chronicled the human rights movement in Jamaica with regard to the LGBT community. I realised that though the cultural and ICT contexts … Continue reading My Human Rights Day Plea: Embrace Difference and Celebrate Diversity