Americas

Empower the Black Queer Community of Edmonton!

This is the third of three articles: The first article presents the Edmonton Reggae Festival’s response to protests against anti-LGBTQ singers that it has invited to perform. The second is a commentary by Jamaican/Canadian activist Maurice Tomlinson titled “Reggae festival does little for LGBTI Jamaicans” This third article is from the FundRazr crowd-funding site that … Continue reading

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Comment: Reggae festival does little for LGBTI Jamaicans

This is the second of three articles: The first article presents the Edmonton Reggae Festival’s response to protests against anti-LGBTQ singers that it has invited to perform. This is a commentary by Jamaican/Canadian activist Maurice Tomlinson on the festival’s response. The third of the three articles, “Empower the Black Queer Community of Edmonton!” is from … Continue reading

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Reggae festival vows to block singers’ homophobia

This is the first of three articles related to the Edmonton Reggae Festival’s response to protests against anti-LGBTQ singers that it has invited to perform. The second article is a commentary by Maurice Tomlinson titled “Reggae festival does little for LGBTI Jamaicans” The third, “Empower the Black Queer Community of Edmonton,” is from the FundRazr … Continue reading

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Demand diversity training for anti-gay reggae singers

Sponsors of the Edmonton Reggae Festival in Edmonton, Canada, are under pressure to drop three headliners from their Sept. 5 schedule because of anti-LGBT statements and songs. The Calgary International Reggae Festival has already barred Queen Ifrica, Capleton and I-Wayne from performing because of their anti-LGBTQ comments, CBC News reported. In 2013, Toronto’s Rastafest removed … Continue reading