Each year it seems that Jamaica’s pride event continues to make strides in changing the social and political climate on the island. As more and more men and women take to the streets to demand governmental recognition and protection, the more the world begins to listen. Last year, it is of particular note, the pride march received international attention thanks to Ellen Page’s Viceland TV show Gaycation in which she attended the Pride rally and talked to the community.
This year, the LGBT community is demanding full social and legal inclusion, and Alturi, The Rustin Fund, and J-Flag have all teamed up to support the march. Taking place from August 1-8, allies from around the globe are hoping to attend the events to strengthen the movement.