LGBT community marches in Montego Bay

LGBT community marches in Montego Bay

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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride group in Montego Bay, St James held an event called 'Walk for Rights' on Sunday, their first march to end Pride Week celebrations,



"People often think that we are afraid of the homophobia and not willing to confront it publicly and this (the march) shows to me that there is at least a significant number who are willing to stand up and claim their rights," he said.




While not sure whether the LBGT community is growing, he said that it is becoming more visible, which he believes is very important in the liberation movement.




"People fear what they don't know and the more people see LBGT people, the more they will realise that they know someone who is gay," he said.




Tomlinson said even though there was fear among the LGBT group before the march, when they saw the number of supporters they felt safer.




He said that their fear was further quelled by the presence of policemen who safeguarded their route.


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