Despite living in a country where homosexual acts are illegal and where gay people are murdered in cold blood every year (often with no justice brought against the murderers), a small group of Jamaican LGBT activists held a protest to stand up for themselves.
Check out photos of the protest here.
"The few safe spaces that LGBT people can find, including their homes, where they can exercise their freedom of expression is under constant threat, for even in our private spaces we are not safe," read a press release from the National Anti-Discrimination Alliance (NADA).
Those in the Washington, DC area who want to learn more about the culture of homophobia in Jamaica can check out the film The Abominable Crime, which is screening from September 19–27.
Watch the trailer for the film, AFTER THE JUMP...