The Rev. Margaret Fowler, a United Church minister and member of the Board of Directors of Dwayne’s House, is a serious advocate for a change in the overall approach of the Jamaican church towards issues of sexual orientation. So, on Thursday night, March 13, she arranged for a group of Christians to visit the homeless LGBT youth who are living in the sewers of Kingston. The group, which included persons from across the Caribbean, was attending a regional conference on human trafficking. >>>
06/12/2013 | ILGA-LAC - Oficial de Comunicación
Activists and other concerned citizens in Jamaica are working to build support for a shelter for homeless LGBT youths who have sought refuge in the sewers after being driven out of their family homes and out of abandoned buildings. >>>
They say there was "lots of pink and glitter" on display as they make their way to Cuba Mall. "We have pink parasols, and rainbow cloaks and we're beautiful! And we're here to recruit you!" the group tweeted as they set off. They marched to raise awareness of bullying ahead of next Friday's Pink Shirt Day. Marchers chanted slogans such as "How many of our kids must die? Family values are a lie" and "2 4 6 8 don't be sure your kids are straight." >>>
The analysis, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, concluded that gay youth are at increased risk not only for suicide but also for seven out of the 10 health dangers it tracks.
16/06/2010 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
| SOUTH AFRICA
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth should celebrate themselves on Youth Day and assert the protections and freedoms enshrined in our constitution, Justice Edwin Cameron said as the country prepares to commemorate the Soweto Uprising of June 16, 1976. >>>