LGBT History Month – GLABRISH LGBT Newsletter

The final post in the LGBT History month series for this year 2009, here is GLABRISH a monthly tabloid that was circulated in 1997 to 1999, which was revived by a Gay writer Chris Eaton for a short time in 2002 but was laid to rest finally as time did not allow himself and his allies to continue the tabloid and the community took a while to warm up to it as the original readers had since moved on to online publications and chatrooms that were fast becoming the rage, Mr. Eaton now resides in the United Kingdom, The Glabrish had everything from the local suss, facts, trivia and HIV/AIDS information. Limited copies are in my possession(see samples above) and was pulished by private individuals and JFLAG operatives. Some were held by The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians Allsexuals and Gays JFLAG but were not in so good a condition similar to the Gay Freedom Movement Archives that were subsequently returned to its co-founder Larry Chang after much agitation from myself and some others.
Fortunately we were able to find these before they went the way of done for in time to share them with the world as our culture  sadly is not one of preservation or archiving for historical purposes and reflection.
Look out for more on previous activities in the LGBT community here in Jamaica.
Pride in who we are …. luv unu self yeaaahhh!
Peace and tolerance

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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