[flickr_set id=”72157601740498662″] Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people fleeing persecution and seeking asylum in the UK with the support of OutRage!.
David Allison, a spokesman for Outrage!, said: “Reggae is very popular to a wide cross section of people. “We feel that some people will take these lyrics as an indication that it is fine to be violent towards gay people. “It is illegal to incite hatred against a minority group – this must stop.” http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/3976303.stm
With regard to lyrics and public statements encouraging homophobic violence by Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, Capleton, Elephant Man, Sizzla, TOK, and Vybz Kartel, we are prepared to call off the campaign against these eight reggae singers if they each: Make a public statement which specifically mentions that they are apologising to the lesbian … OutRage!’s proposals for calling off the Stop Murder Music campaign
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But David Allison, of pressure group Outrage, said: “Gay people are too often portrayed as limp-wristed, handbag-swinging poofs. This is a great step forward.” http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/85406/Gay-or-Street.html#ixzz0oCyYV9Kx
This is a PDF of the Dancehall Dossier published by OutRage! in February 2004. It contains fact sheets on eight dancehall artists: Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, Capleton, Elephant Man, Sizzla, TOK, and Vybz Kartel. Dancehall Dossier – FULL