Dancehall

We Welcome Some Dancehall Singers Renouncing Homophobia

SASOD welcomes the move by three Jamaican dancehall singers to sign the Reggae Compassionate Act renouncing homophobia and condemning violence against lesbians and gay men. Beenie Man, Sizzla and Capleton had previously released anti-gay hate songs, including incitements to murder lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

SASOD Members Call on Digicel to Apologise for TOK Performance

The T.O.K. performance at the Digicel Experience concert held on Wednesday 14 February, 2007 at the National Park left much to be desired. Most of the lyrics by the Jamaican group were riddled with references glorifying crime and violence.

Digicel and Homophobia in Guyana

The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination calls on Digicel to ensure that the homophobia of Jamaican group T.O.K is not part of the Digicel Experience concert in Guyana scheduled for Wednesday 14 Feb, 2007.

SASOD Joins Call to Revamp Standford 20/20 Song Featuring Beenie Man

The recently rejuvenated Caribbean Forum for Lesbians, All-sexuals and Gays (C-FLAG) is greatly disturbed by a recent development in the region which has made notoriously homophobic dancehall artiste Beenie Man one of the performers of the official anthem of the Stanford 20/20 Tournament sponsored by Texas Billionaire Allen Stanford – owner of Caribbean Star and Caribbean Sun Airlines and organised by Kelly Holding Ltd. According to a Stanford 20/20 press release, the song will be played on radio stations across the Caribbean region and at every match during the tournament.