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Being Gay in Jamaica: A Woman's Perspective

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Jamaica has the reputation of being one of the most violently anti-gay countries on earth. Male...

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A screenshot from the film, "The Abominable Crime." Jamaica, 2013.
A screenshot from the film, 'The Abominable Crime.' Jamaica, 2013.

Karlene is one of the leaders of J-Flag (Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays), which is the only gay activist group in Jamaica. She reflects on the scope and impact of homophobia and social discrimination on the lives of gay men and women in Jamaica.

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