Death threats won’t stop Jamaican LGBT advocate

7 Apr

LGBT Advocate death threats!


Maurice Tomlinson addresses Quorum meeting. (Click image for video.) Maurice Tomlinson addresses Quorum meeting.

Maurice Tomlinson is one of the best-known LGBT rights advocates from Jamaica. His activism over the years has brought him death threats, so he now lives in Toronto with his Canadian husband. He continues to fight for LGBT rights in the Caribbean, and in mid-March was in court challenging the ban on gays entering the nations of Belize and Trinidad and Tobago. He wrote this op-ed piece for the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News (SDGLN), recalling this important hearing that could have widespread consequences for members nations of CARICOM, the Caribbean Community and Common Market.

— Editor’s note in the SDGLN, where this commentary originally appeared. It is reprinted with permission.

Why I sued Belize and Trinidad and Tobago for banning gays from entering those countries

“On[e] bullet will solve the problem.”

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