San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Exploring Identity in Jamaica:
Personhood, Sexual Citizenship and Religion
Jamaica is often referenced for the anti-gay attitudes of its people. For some Jamaicans, rejection of homosexuality is not only a defense of Christian values, it is also a marker of national identity.
Homosexuals are rendered foreigners at home as their bodies are marked as deviant and alien. The varied manifestations of heterosexism and homophobia in Jamaica have been the subject of numerous academic studies.
The symposium will facilitate discussion about the contours of Jamaican (sexual) citizenship, the place of LGBT people in Jamaica today and the path to a more inclusive Jamaica.
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J-FLAG is the foremost organisation advocating and lobbying government and policymakers for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.