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Gay Freedom Movement in Jamaica Archive

Established in 1977, the Gay Freedom Movement in Jamaica (GFM) was "the first movement in the English Speaking Caribbean to seek rights for LGBT people." The movement built community, organized programming (including outreach to youth, incarcerated individuals, and health clinics), and published the Jamaica Gaily News (JGN)). Larry Chang, the Editor and Secretary of JGN and the "first Jamaican to come out publicly," maintained a collection of documents relating to the GFM. These documents have since been passed along to JFLAG (the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-sexuals and Gays) and then to the Caribbean International Resource Network, who digitized the archive. On the site, readers can view embedded clips detailing the launch of the collection and view collections pieces themselves. The View Items tab welcomes users to browse dozens of brochures, manuscripts, pamphlets, and more. Users can also use the Text Search and Advanced Search (with additional filtering options based on author, keyword, language, and more) features to sift through the archive. The digitization process was funded by the City University of New York Diversity Grant and led by Stephanie Harvey and Marianne LaBatto.
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Date of Scout Publication
January 29th, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
January 7th, 2021 at 12:35pm
Date Of Record Release
January 11th, 2021 at 11:26am
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