Wednesday, February 19, 2014

GLBTQ Jamaica's 6th Blogoversary

Today February 20th is the sixth year of this blog's life. Thank you so much for your continued support and advice and criticisms over these years of life for this publication. As you may now know I started out blogging on behalf of JFLAG, Jamaica Forum for Lesbians Allsexuals and Gays (SCJ came first) when I was a part of that family but apparently the revolution was too fast for them to fully embrace and with my strong views on where we were going a name/direction changes were in order so then came GLBTQ Jamaica of course redone to reflect my views alongside a few of theirs (others were deleted) with my sister blogs GLBTQJA on Wordpress and the ever controversial Gay Jamaica Watch (formerly Sunshine Cathedral Jamaica, SCJ). A new Xrated all male blog was added recently to diversify the offerings on this kind of platform based on demand from some of my male readers. Other support pages came such as:

Google Plus
Twitter
Facebook
Youtube
Dailymotion 
LinkedIN

I still intend to launch a full site soon provided the right funds can be put together and the timing is right as I do this activity alone for now with networking/funding assistance from other persons on the ground and loyal readers internationally, thank you so much for your support.



Nothing much has changed in terms of goals from then except the new posts and features added that judging by your feedback have been enjoying. Some previous ones have been achieved such as:

1) The formalizing of GLBTQ Jamaica (to be made a charitable organization still)
2) Crisis Interventions where possible (subject to funding availability) 
3) Networking with other LGBTQ organizations via front-line work and workshop facilitation
4) Impacting the discourse here in Jamaica and abroad on our issues surrounding LGBTQIQ2S life
5) Brother blog Gay Jamaica Watch reached its million plus hits milestone in 2013 finally
Donations presently are accepted via Paypal where buttons are placed at points on this and the Gay Jamaica Watch's blog as well. If you wish to make donations otherwise please contact: glbtqjamaica@live.com or telephone: 1-876-813-4942 or CLICK HERE 



Activities & Plans: ongoing and future

  • To continue this venture towards website development with an E-zine focus

  • Continue to work with other Non Governmental organizations old and new towards similar focus and objectives

  • To find common ground on issues affecting GLBTQ and straight friendly persons in Jamaica towards tolerance and harmony

  • Exposing homophobic activities and suggesting corrective solutions

  • Continuing discussion on issues affecting GLBTQ people in Jamaica and elsewhere

  • Welcoming, examining and implementing suggestions and ideas from you the viewing and listening public

  • Present issues on HIV/AIDS related matters in a timely and accurate manner

  • Assist where possible victims of homophobic violence and abuse financially and otherwise

  • Track human rights issues in general with a view to support for ALL
Thanks again

lgbtevent@gmail.com

glbtqjamaica@live.com
Tel: 1-876-813-4942
http://gayjamaicawatch.blogspot.com/

http://glbtqja.wordpress.com/
http://glbtqja.blogspot.com/ (the newest addition to the family with more international focus)

INFORMATION & DISCLAIMER


Individuals who are mentioned or whose photographs appear on this site are not necessarily Homosexual, HIV positive or have AIDS.

This blog contains pictures that may be disturbing. I have taken the liberty to present these images as evidence of the numerous accounts of homophobic violence meted out to alleged gays in Jamaica.

Faces and names maybe withheld for the victims' protection.

This blog not only watches and covers LGBTQ issues in Jamaica and elsewhere but also general human rights and current affairs where applicable.

This blog contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please view labels, post list or exit.

Since HIV infection is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics.

This blog is not designed to provide medical care, if you are ill, please seek medical advice from a licensed practitioner

Thanks so much for your kind donations and thoughts.

As for some posts, they contain enclosure links to articles, blogs and or sites for your perusal, use the snapshot feature to preview by pointing the cursor at the item(s) of interest. Such item(s) have a small white dialogue box icon appearing to their top right hand side.

Recent Homophobic Incidents
CLICK HERE for related posts/labels and HERE from the gayjamaicawatch's BLOG containing information I am aware of. If you know of any such reports or incidents please contact lgbtevent@gmail.com

Peace to you and be safe out there.

Love.

Howie



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