Results tagged “Jamaica” from Spotlight

Patty Boom Boom Throws Support to 'Battis' Tonight

By Doug Rule
October 13, 2013 3:10 PM |
Tonight ushers in the third edition of a party at U Street nightclub Patty Boom Boom meant to celebrate tropical music genres while also advocating for gay rights in the Caribbean -- especially the homophobic Jamaica, in light of the senseless murder earlier this year of 17-year-old transsgender Dwayne Jones. With support from liquor brand Bacardi, Patty Boom Boom presents ... [Read]

Film on Plight of Gay Jamaicans Debuts Locally Tonight

By Doug Rule
September 19, 2013 11:28 AM |
Before Uganda and Russia stirred international outrage for antigay policies, there was Jamaica, which is still an impossible place to live as an openly gay citizen. Micah Fink’s documentary The Abominable Crime focuses on gay Jamaicans who’ve been forced to flee their homeland and face the risks and challenges of seeking asylum abroad. The film screens several times over the ... [Read]