As a young lesbian activist and college student, Angeline Jackson is bravely putting a public face on the emerging LGBT community in Jamaica. She is the founder of Quality of Citizenship Jamaica (QCJ), and is its first executive director.
The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has reversed an Immigration Judge's ruling that denied a Jamaican immigrant's application for protection under the U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT) against being sent to Jamaica, and remanded the case back to the immigration court for further review.
Thirty protesters picketed the Jamaican High Commission in London on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in protest against the brutal murders of 16-year-old cross-dresser Dwayne Jones and a 41-year-old gay man, Dean Moriah.
Angeline Jackson speaks with SDGLN Contributor the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle about LGBT rights in Jamaica, what life is like for LGBT Jamaicans ,and her vision for Quality of Citizenship Jamaica. She represents the next generation of LGBT activists in countries where life is dangerous for sexual minorities.