Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot
Sunday, 29 May 2005
Could common sense about homosexuality be breaking out in Jamaica?
Now, let's not be hasty, but there is a very interesting article in today's Jamaica Gleaner, entitled "Respecting your gay co-worker", probably a pretty revolutionary concept in what has the reputation of being an extremely homophobic country. It sounds like an attempt is being made to coax attitudes just a little and the article makes the point that a number of Jamaican musicians and singers have seen their careers badly affected in the US and the UK because of the anti-gay content of their songs. I daresay, though, despite the article urging readers not to 'blow a gasket' that a few did indeed see their blood pressure rising alarmingly. Still, it's a start ...