I have not gone anywhere in as far as response to the emails and social media messages but I needed a break to unwind and breathe and come again, besides I have been at this for a while. So much has gone on since then after my last post some of which makes me feel as if I may need to take a break again just to recoup as one of my oldest readers and supporter in many respects passed away earlier this month. I took some well deserved rest and resisted even reading the news or the grapevine suss, the ‘gurlz’ there are most upset lol but one has to be careful of burnout.
I also had to address a leg injury I have been tending to for a while and I think I mentioned before after a minor accident
Mark was also active on Facebook on the GLBTQ Jamaica page and other pages and persons are still reeling from the shock of the news, he was laid to rest on August 21, 2015 in New York. Gonna miss him real bad.
Meanwhile the scene has been busy with things such as:
A murder of a longtime cruiser in Kingston
Backlash from some LGBT Jamaicans as to JFLAG’s claim of hosting the first PRIDE in Jamaica despite we have had several pride events over the years, Meanwhile a PRIDE event is slated for Montego Bay almost sounding in competition with the aforementioned event. Was it that JFLAG did not invite their western Jamaica counterparts?
Here is the flyer:
and a previous post on pride events featuring a performance by Harmonica Sunbeam here: LGBT History Month: The Queen of Comedy Harmonica Sunbeam graced our stage
Bullying policy via the Ministry of Education though criticisms have not been so nice
A downlow matter ends in disastrous results for a young gay man after he was accused of outing a known gangster
The departure of several Jamaicans to other lands
Kingston’s mayor claims she supports LGBT but some have interpreted this as a fess up for the LGBT vote in the upcoming elections due by December of 2016
Gays demonstrated in Western Jamaica but the photos of the protest has some asking questions as to its impact as the environment looks as if human traffic is low hence the exposure would be limited with some going as far as to suggest it was deceptive.
LGBT and non LGBT NGOs carry out personal development workshops for youth
Miss Gay Caribbean USA slated to occur in September the entrants to be announced (watch out on this blog for more)
New invitation only LGBT spot opened in July in Central Jamaica as more promoters go back to the selective client methodology given recent fights at events and persons still either underpaying or asking for a complimentary pass if not demanding it rudely causing impacts on profits and income. Their first event was a decent success and I got a chance to work with one of the newer DJs on the circuit.