Saturday, September 19, 2009

Bi rhymes with Lie and DIE - in Jamaica

Jamaica West Indies has been called the most homophobic place on earth by Time magazine.

LGBT people there literally live in fear for their very lives, for very good reason. The queer-bashers there are not even inhibited by wealth or power and last week went so far as to murder the bisexual Honorary Consul to Jamaica from Britain, John Terry. Our own Mike Szymanski talks about the details as he sees it in his article, "Bisexual British diplomat murdered in Jamaica, widespread homophobia is blamed"

Pastor Durrell Watkins, Senior Pastor of the Sunshine Cathedral in Ft. Lauderdale FL asks in this video that we email Jamaican Prime Minister the Hon. O. Bruce Goldin and tell him that as a person of faith you are calling for decisive action to change the culture of violence and intolerance in Jamaica.

(though unfortunately the good Pastor calls this married, clearly bisexual man GAY, 'bi' the way).

J-FLAG - Jamaica Forum for Lesbians All-sexuals and GaysIn addition, to be helpful to the LGBT population of Jamaica, please support their national LGBT group, the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians All-sexuals and Gays J-FLAG.

J-FLAG's mission is to work towards a Jamaican society in which the Human Rights and Equality of Lesbians, All-Sexuals, and Gays are guaranteed. To foster the acceptance and enrichment of the lives of same-gender-loving persons who have been and continue to be, an integral part of society.

J-FLAG holds the vision to move forward in a spirit of oneness, love, dignity and respect towards the establishment of a Jamaica, and world, devoid of prejudice, injustice, discrimination and oppression. And, furthermore, to ensure the human rights of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays, as set out in the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

And do take the time to read J-FLAG's delightful and very progressive explanation about the West Indian view of bisexual, fluid and pansexual folks and how we came to be part of the group know in the Caribbean as All-Sexuals.

And lastly also note that J-FLAG depend on the kindness and goodwill of all of us to help rectify the unfortunate situation in their beautiful Island Home, so in the eternal spirit of "One Love" please do also take some time to review what they need and open your hearts and wallets!