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J-FLAG: Planned Emancipendence Pride Week activities are not disrespectful

Published:Friday | July 22, 2016 | 10:12 AM

Sherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) says it doesn't believe it is disrespectful to host Pride Week activities during the Emancipendence holiday period.

J-FLAG's director of projects and strategy, Jaevion Nelson, says the holiday period is appropriate as Emancipation and Independence celebrations commemorate the same values J-FLAG promotes.

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Nelson says he does not believe Jamaicans will be offended by J-FLAG's activities during the upcoming holidays, adding that last year's pride activities were well supported.


JFLAG Director of Projects and Strategy, Jaevion Nelson