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World AIDS Day 2013 – Goodbye Best Friend!

My best friend contracted HIV when he was around 17 years old. That was 23 years ago, a time when there was insufficient advocacy about the disease, a time when persons hid their diagnosis from even family members because it

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Sister Forces Religion On Dying Gay Atheist

My best friend, who is currently dying in a nursing residence, a friend who is a proud atheist and homosexual, a friend who assigned me as his health care proxy rather than his own family members, faces another hurdle in

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Today is Peace

Today is another great day for me. I feel grounded, independent, confident, affirmed. I am walking the path of my dreams, cheerleading myself (for who else is going to do it for me?), and living and speaking my truth (wasn’t

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Are Gay Tourists Safe In Jamaica?

Many gay American and European friends ask me, “Will I be killed if I visit Jamaica?” I oftentimes find the question offensive and would like to answer saying that Jamaica isn’t a jungle ruled by wild beasts. But from the

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Coping With A Dying Friend

His eyes notice me even as they stay somewhere far most times. His smile remembers me once in a while when it isn’t replaced with a portrait of no sorrow nor joy, or anger: a face I’m unfamiliar with—a face

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Another Death Threat Received

By Maurice Tomlinson In response to my article published in the Jamaica Gleaner today, “Not Cashing in On Gay Tourist Dollar,” I received the following death threat: From: THEDKJ Jones <dougjones68@gmail.com> To: maurice_tomlinson@yahoo.com Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 8:29 AM

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Gay Jamaican Mobbed — Another One

By Maurice Tomlinson On September 20, 2013 after visiting a friend in Newlands, St. Catherine, a 22-year-old Jamaican was walking home. Without warning, a mob of about 20 to 30 men began shouting, “Ketch di battyboy!” meaning catch the faggot.

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Jump In Reported Gay Attacks Across Jamaica

By Maurice Tomlinson In the past month there has been a jump in reported anti-gay attacks across Jamaica: 1) On July 22, 17-year-old cross-dresser Dwayne Long Jones was stabbed and shot to death and thrown into nearby bushes at public street-dance

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Being Black — Oh What A Burden

Let me get to the point quickly and say that I have a burden. I’ve been carrying this elephant for long enough. Now I need an audience to relive me. You don’t have to say a word—Just listen. Because when

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