So the recently closed Gleaner newspaper poll confirmed what some of us already knew by virtue of how the public responded to the new ad campaign as launched by the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians Allsexuals and Gays JFLAG albeit decided by a bunch of folks in a room and not subjected to the approval or participation of the wider LGBT community, so much for forumatic activity and engagement of the LGBT citizenry. The previous ad that called for tolerance which had a mix of persons from all walks of life and hue was far more representative of a Jamaican makeup than this new ad that has Jamaicans of Scottish heritage who are far removed from our realities of homophobic violence meted out to persons from a lower socio economic persuasion. The look of the new advert was also critiqued by professionals in the media industry despite some suggestions of their own sexual preference and or orientation.
Also given the current uproar of the HEART Trust NTA training institution in its job programs are demanding so called high coloured or “brownings” to fill those vacancies with politicians from all stripes hypocritically crying out discrimination of all things, all apart of the “two Jamaica” syndrome or problem that has been with us for such a long time that even advocacy has been infected by it.
See some of the poll numbers below, the poll ended on September 7th after being run for three days on the Gleaner’s front page with the question asked:
The issue of the rejected ad by the television stations was also kept alive and deliberately so to overshadow the recently embarrassing expose by the Jamaica Observer of the homeless MSM ban placed on so called bad behaving men where the entity and its parent organization Jamaica AIDS Support for Life now have a canine team on the property to stop the men some of whom are HIV+ from entering the property thus depriving them of the care and treatment hinted to in the old ad below
Also see other related posts
Hypocrisy, Continued damage control via stands or a genuine call for inclusiveness in western Jamaica?
JFLAG/AIDSFREEWORLD unimpressive show at community meeting (where the ad was discussed on August 3, 2011 & volunteers came forward but lost interest and no follow up done since to re-shoot a new ad with them)
also hear audio commentary on the other sides to the homeless matter
More on the JFLAG AD campaign
Our advocacy seems to be just wobbling infront of us without any proper scanning of the happenings in the public domain.
Peace and tolerance