Jamaica a Target for Homophobia Awareness

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In an effort to reduce discrimination  Amnesty International (AI) is marking the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia by asking “thousands of activists to make a strong display of solidarity to aid in changing perspectives and realities in Jamaica, South Africa and Ukraine”.

The global movement that fights against injustice and promoting human rights said that while laws against consensual same-sex conduct are not frequently enforced, there are frequent arbitrary arrests, detention and ill treatment. It also noted there is discrimination when accessing healthcare, housing and employment.

AI said they are using Twitter to remind Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and the government to support change and reduce discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual and intersexed (LGBTI) community.

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