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