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September 13, 2013

Reverend Irene Monroe examines how history, culture, religion, law and a sexual health crisis conspire to fuel gay hate in Jamaica

Dwayne Jones, 16, was the pretty girl with the lovely long legs, chiseled cheekbones and fierce dance moves all the boys at the party were vying to get next to. At first no one questioned Jones’ gender – the transgender teen in female attire finally coming out.

May 24, 2012

Apology of former anti-gay dancehall artist is 'very suspect', says human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell

Jamaican dancehall star Beenie Man has voiced his support for gay rights, despite finding fame with songs inciting homophobic violence.

'Let me make this clear and straight. I have nothing against no-one,' he said in a video statement.

'I respect each and every human being...regardless of sexual preference, including gay and lesbian people.'

The artist, otherwise known as Anthony Moses Davis, gained infamy with tracks featuring anti-gay lyrics such as 'Hang chi chi gal wid a long piece of rope' and 'Tek a bazooka and kill batty-fucker'.

March 20, 2012

Sizzla performs Buju Banton murder music song mash-up at Jamaica gig

Jamaican reggae star Sizzla has again called for gays to be killed at a concert where he praised imprisoned fellow star Buju Banton.

His remarks and performance are a further breach of the Reggae Compassionate Act, intended to stop homophobia among leading reggae stars, which he signed in June 2007.

March 20, 2012

Sizzla performs Buju Banton murder music song mash-up at Jamaica gig

Jamaican reggae star Sizzla has again called for gays to be killed at a concert where he praised imprisoned fellow star Buju Banton.

His remarks and performance are a further breach of the Reggae Compassionate Act, intended to stop homophobia among leading reggae stars, which he signed in June 2007.