Thursday, April 26, 2012

Movie Night! "Taboo... Yardies" at General Seminary

Integrity NYC-Metro is not sponsoring this event. We are passing this relevant opportunity along as a courtesy.

GLBT at GTS and Students of Color are proud to present a screening of Taboo ... Yardies on Friday, April 28th at 7 p.m. in the Seabury Auditorium at General Theological Seminary.

"The concept of the documentary Taboo Yardies is to explore the perception of Jamaica as an island that is saturated with homophobia by providing Jamaicans who are pro, con and everywhere in-between on this highly controversial issue an opportunity to share their own realities. Additionally, the film gives a voice to those Jamaicans who dare to speak up and out about the intolerance and violence towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, particularly as it pertains to an individual’s human rights. 
We hope to give viewers an opportunity to decide for themselves whether to view Jamaica as a homophobic culture is perception or reality. More importantly, we hope Taboo ... Yardies becomes a vehicle that spurs an open an honest conversation that ultimately promotes respect and tolerance for all people regardless of sexual orientation. This documentary is unashamedly in support of human rights and against violence being advocated and/or perpetrated against LGBT Jamaicans."
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Transit 23 St (8th Ave) AC

1 comment:

Unknown said...

For some additional information about homophobia in Jamaica, see: http://bit.ly/HHWSmh