Press Release Examples

J-FLAG routinely sends out press releases to the major media outlets, Government Officials, and Human Rights groups. These releases address major issues affecting the gay, lesbian and all-sexual community. The following is a sampling of our press releases since our inception.

February 17, 1999
Concerns Re Jamaica’s Homophobia and the Tourist Market

March 6, 1999
Response to Daily Observer Article on Child Abuse Case

March 17, 1999
Response to United Kingdom’s Call for Repeal of Buggery Law as Condition for Granting Citizenship

June 20, 1999
“Gay Summit” for Caribbean LGBT Organisations

July 16, 1999
J-FLAG Meets with South African Judge

August 24, 1999
16 Allegedly Gay Inmates Killed in Riots at Correctional Facility

September 28, 1999
Response to Daily Gleaner Article: “Buggers Caught in Montego Bay”

December 15, 1999
J-FLAG Celebrates One Year Anniversary

April 25, 2000
Response to Jamaica’s High Homocide Rate

September 19, 2000
Response to Prime Minister’s Support for Anti-Gay Laws

January 24, 2001
Hate Crimes at Northern Caribbean University

March 1, 2001
J-FLAG Commends Public Defender and Cornwall Bar Association

April 10, 2001
J-FLAG Opposes Scout Association of Jamaica

April 27, 2001
Support for Chief Medical Officer’s Call to Decriminalize Homosexuality

June 1, 2001
J-FLAG Receives International Felipa Award

June 5, 2001
J-FLAG Presents to Parliament

June 21, 2001
J-FLAG Receives International Award for Diversity

December 10, 2001
J-FLAG Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

We also monitor the media’s reporting on issues of human rights, and maintain an archive of newspaper articles. This archive is available to students and researchers by appointment; call 978-8988 to make arrangements.
The following link provides an example of the kind of articles available,

Author: GLBTQ Jamaica Moderator

Activist and concerned gay man in Jamaica with over 19 years experience in advocacy and HIV/AIDS prevention work, LGBT DJ since 1996.

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