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Pink News: Caribbean gays reject Beenie Man

C-FLAG’s objections are endorsed by the UK-based gay human rights group OutRage!, which has long worked in solidarity with the Caribbean lesbian and gay rights movement. “We support C-FLAG’s campaign,” said David Allison of OutRage! “Beenie Man is an unreconstructed homophobe. He has never expressed a word of regret for his lyrics advocating the murder Pink News: Caribbean gays reject Beenie Man

BBC: ‘Anti-gay’ lyrics inquiry starts

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

OutRage!’s proposals for calling off the Stop Murder Music campaign

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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Dancehall Dossier

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

Brit Awards Protest

Against Eminem and Brit Awards Judges Eminem Fans Say: “All you queers should be killed” Brit Awards Ceremony, Monday 26 February Protest from 6 – 8pm, Earl’s Court 2 Exhibition Centre, Old Brompton Road entrance (opposite West Brompton tube station). Feminist, gay and student campaigners plan vociferous protests against US rap star Eminem when he Brit Awards Protest

Elton’s duet with Eminem is “misguided”

Elton John’s plans to duet with Eminem at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles are being criticised as “misguided” by the British gay rights group OutRage!. “This duet should only go ahead on the condition that Eminem make a clear public statement condemning homophobic discrimination and violence”, said OutRage!’s Peter Tatchell. “If Eminem cannot express Elton’s duet with Eminem is “misguided”

Is Eminem queer?

“If I saw him in the street I would suspect he might be gay” “Is Eminem queer?”, asks Peter Tatchell of the gay rights group OutRage!. “To me, Eminem looks and dresses queer. His short-cropped, bleached blonde hair, earrings, tattoos and white vests are typical gay club fashion. It would be easy to mistake him Is Eminem queer?

Extracts from Eminem’s Lyrics

Courtesy of GLAAD From “Kill You” You faggots keep eggin me on til I have you at knifepoint, then you beg me to stop? SHUT UP! Give me your hands and feet I said SHUT UP when I’m talkin to you YOU HEAR ME? ANSWER ME! From “Who Knew” You want me to fix up Extracts from Eminem’s Lyrics

Eminem’s songs promote prejudice

His homophobic jibes help make bigotry cool and acceptable “Eminem’s lyrics send out mixed messages, some positive but most negative. Whatever his intention, he reinforces prejudice, instead of undermining it”, says Peter Tatchell of the gay rights group, OutRage!. He was speaking in advance of the US rap star’s UK tour, which begins on 8 Eminem’s songs promote prejudice