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Trinidad and Tobago: A nation in the closet

By Maykel González Vivero – The Institute for War & Peace Reporting Jowelle de Souza is Trinidad and Tobago’s most high-profile transgender person. The political and animal rights campaigner lives in San Fernando, the country’s second city, where she owns a beauty salon and is well known as a civil society activist. But her public […]

Dexter Pottinger dead: Gay activist and face of Jamaica Pride found murdered in his home

by Jon Sharman — Indepedent A Jamaican gay activist dubbed “the face of Pride” has been found stabbed to death in his home, according to reports. Dexter Pottinger, a fashion designer, was found dead on Thursday at his home in the Washington Gardens neighbourhood of Kingston. There was blood “everywhere”, according to police officers quoted […]

Problem with men who have sex with men?

— from Jamaica Observer by Dr Derrick Aarons The important matters of individual and public health are seldom discussed from the perspective of culture, society’s history, or religious norms. Yet, the social determinants of health include all these factors, in addition to matters such as disease vectors and the social issues surrounding communicable and non-communicable […]

You’re Invited: July 16 Newseum event ‘Shame: HIV/AIDS and the Church in Jamaica’

The Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum, in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, presents: “Shame: HIV/AIDS and the Church in Jamaica” with poet Kwame Dawes and photographer Andre Lambertson. The session on Thursday, July 16 is the third in the Newseum-Pulitzer Center series on “Faith, Freedom, Sexuality & Silence” held in Washington, […]