Jamaica Council of Churches issues paper on homosexuality

The umbrella Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC) has formally adopting a long-awaited position paper on homosexuality, that has caused heated debate in church flocks. The JCC said it embraced the view that “God’s perfect design, as expressed in Scripture, is for sexual intimacy to take place between one man and one woman within the context […]

All Saints 2012

“Time is too short for me to tell stories of Gideon, Barak, Samson, and Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets. Through faith they overthrew kingdoms, established justice, saw God’s promises fulfilled. They shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of fire, escaped death by the sword.” Hebrews 11.32b-34a When I read those […]

The global HIV crisis among MSM and Transgender people

The Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) is sounding the alarm on the unprecedented HIV crisis facing gay men, other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people around the world. Held on July 21, directly preceding the International Aids Conference in Washington D.C., the full-day event is titled “From Stigma to […]

Kaleidoscope hosts discussion with three leading LGB&T figures from Africa, the Caribbean and Asia

Maurice Tomlinson

Yesterday evening in the House of Commons, Kaleidoscope International Diversity Trust hosted a discussion with three leading figures from the LGB&T movement in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia. Maurice Tomlinson is a lawyer and has been involved in LGBT and HIV and AIDS activism in Jamaica and the Caribbean for over 12 years. He is […]

Global LGBT leaders urge western countries not to talk down to other governments on gay rights

Western nations have been asked not to “talk down” to governments in the rest of the world on the issue of gay rights. At a packed meeting hosted by the Kaleidoscope Trust at the House of Commons last night, leading figures from the LGBT movement in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia urged supporters of equal […]

Remarks by Maurice Tomlinson, AIDS-Free World’s Legal Advisor on Marginalized Groups, upon receiving the inaugural ‘David Kato Vision and Voice Award’

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London, UK, January 29, 2012, 6:00 PM I would like to start off with a number of humble thank-yous. Thank you all for the tremendous honour bestowed on me this evening. Thank you to the International Planned Parenthood Federation for the vision in establishing and creating this Award. (Thank you Kevin for planting the seed […]

Jamaican activist Maurice Tomlinson receives David Kato Vision & Voice Award tonight

Maurice Tomlinson

  This evening at a ceremony at the Roof Garden Hotel in Kensington, London, the gay Jamaican activist Maurice Tomlinson is receiving the David Kato Vision & Voice Award. David Kato, human rights, was murdered in his home in Kampala, Uganda on 26 January 2011. The award has been established in recognition of his life […]