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'TABOO YARDIES' film documents experience of gays and lesbians in Jamaica #jamaica Featured

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Jamaica is about to get a public relations beating when a documentary airs about the plight of the gay and lesbian community in Jamaica.


There will be a documentary screening of "Taboo Yardies" at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival on Wednesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. This documentary is unashamedly in support of human rights and against violence being advocated and/or perpetrated against LGBT Jamaicans.

More importantly, we hope Taboo Yardies becomes a vehicle that spurs an open and honest conversation that ultimately promotes respect and tolerance for all people regardless of sexual orientation.

The buzz in the black community in the US has been excellent so far.


"Taboo Yardies is such a timely and relevant documentary that will become a part of the rational discourse towards the rights afforded to human beings being able to be themselves without judgment or vitriol. I was most riveted from the beginning to the end of the film."-Bruce George, Co-Founder of Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam (HBO)



"It is crucial to watch Taboo Yardies for those who want to understand the problem of violence against gay and lesbian people in Jamaica. This is a thoughtful, well-balanced, entertaining and finely layered examination of this topic. Selena Blake has filmed a must-watch documentary that should be seen by everyone. Only through the education provided in Taboo Yardies can we overcome the fear and foreboding surrounding this issue, and end the wanton violence."-Wayne Besen, Founder and Executive Director -Truth Wins Out



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