PRiDE JA 2015 was a well-received and successful celebration of Jamaican LGBT people and their allies. Latoya Nugent of J-FLAG shares her thoughts on the impact and future of the events and what they might mean for the greater Caribbean region.
J-FLAG’s amicable and passionate Education and Training manager discusses the planning phase and specific events of JA PRiDE 2015.
J-FLAG successfully staged “The PRiDE of a People: Breaking the Rules of Oppression”, the country’s first ever LGBT pride celebrations.
At the time, it was called “America’s least successful experiment in imperialism.” But one hundred years later, it now seems to be one of America’s most enduring.
“No Caribbean people can rest indifferent to this situation. If this denationalisation is effective, other countries of the world will follow in its steps.”
A regional LGBT lobby has criticized a Jamaican evangelical group’s petition against LGBT equality in the Caribbean, following a US Supreme Court decision on marriage equality