English German
Quick Links
Info

The opinions, comments and viewpoints expressed in articles are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the webmaster.

All press articles are still under copyright from the original source and provided for entertainment purposes and research only. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for your own purposes beyond the 'fair use' exception, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


» Ellen Page Joined Jamaica Pride Event

The actress was present in the capital city of Kingston over the weekend to show her support for the first Pride event in the Caribbean nation
by Jerry Portwood, published on August 3, 2015 - 11:07 AM EDT

As we reported earlier, Pride Jamaica, the Caribbean nation's first Pride event, is taking place from August 1-8 in the capital city of Kingston, the same time as Jamaica's Emancipation and Independence celebrations. Festivities kicked off this past weekend with a flash mob, followed by an opening ceremony, and it turns out actress Ellen Page was there, along with a friend, to show her support, and both of them posted photos to Instagram.

Jamaica Pride Event

The Pride event was organized by Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG), which bills itself as "the foremost organization in Jamaica advocating for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people." Ahead of the event, the organization's associate director Latoya Nugent stated: "We will pause the negative vibrations from anti-gay lobby groups and focus on the strides we have made as a community. More importantly, we will recommit to initiatives that see us moving forward as one community."

Jamaica is renowned for homophobic attacks in the past, and the government has been criticized by human rights groups for failing to combat high levels of violent crime perpetrated against LGBT people on the island, but ahead of J-FLAG's Pride week — which lasts through Aug. 8 — the country's Justice Minister, Mark Golding, released a statement urging "all Jamaicans to respect their right to do so in peace, and hope that the week's activities will further the goal of making Jamaica a place where 'Out of Many, One People' is a fundamental guiding principle by which we all abide."

It seems Page wanted to make sure things didn't go wrong and enjoyed herself as well.

Jamaica Pride Event

Source: www.out.com

Printerfriendly version · Read 2631 times

Last Update: 10/01/2019 Twitter  Facebook  YouTube  Instagram  Tumblr  Privacy Policy GDPR  HiStats  Facebook Group Ellen Page Fans © 2006-2019 TeamEPO
news ellenpage career media interact site web fancorner profile biography quotes factsandtrivia faqs filmography demoreel awards charity otherprojects gallery videoclips audioclips messageboard fanarts fanlisting guestbook links listedat affiliates aboutepo changelog contact epofaqs legalnotice