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December 24, 2012

Homophobic Jamaican reggae star snubs J-FLAG's offer of help in dealing with international 'murder music' protests

Homophobic Jamaican reggae star Sizzla has snubbed a peace offering by LGBT rights campaigners, instead calling for gays to be set on fire.

Sizzla's lyrics are notorious for inciting violence against gays and LGBT groups around the world have mobilized to protest and boycott his and other homophobic dancehall artists' concerts.

But the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) is now offering 'reformed' performers help in dealing with campaigns which 'demonize' them and their music.

March 28, 2012

Sweden gay groups celebrate as anti-gay Jamaica reggae star has Stockholm gig cancelled

Gay groups in Sweden are celebrating today after they successfully stopped anti-gay reggae star Sizzla performing in the capital, Stockholm at the last minute.

The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights says the scheduled gig, due to take place tonight (28 March), has been put off due to a backlash from the gay community.

In a statement, the organization said: ‘It should go without saying that gigs should not be booked for this man.’

March 28, 2012

Sweden gay groups celebrate as anti-gay Jamaica reggae star has Stockholm gig cancelled

Gay groups in Sweden are celebrating today after they successfully stopped anti-gay reggae star Sizzla performing in the capital, Stockholm at the last minute.

The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights says the scheduled gig, due to take place tonight (28 March), has been put off due to a backlash from the gay community.

In a statement, the organization said: ‘It should go without saying that gigs should not be booked for this man.’

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.