Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Third Annual Jamaica Pride Happening August 1-7
Our award winning Jamaican BTAC brother Neish McLean is part of J-Flag, TransWave Jamaica and on the organizing committee for their pride event.
Something else that will be celebrated during Emancipendence Week from August 1-7 will be the third annual Jamaica Pride week to celebrate LGBT life and culture in Jamaica, the Caribbean and the Diaspora.
Big Freedia, the Queen of Bounce is heading there from NOLA to be there for the event.
The weeklong #PrideJA2017 schedule of events kicks off on Tuesday, August 1 with a Sports Day and Lyme Lyme is Caribbean slang for hanging out and chilling with your friends.
Wednesday August 2 is Open Mic Night and the start of the two day inaugural Pride JA Conference that concludes on August 3. Also happening on Thursday August 3 is the Pride JA Concert
If you're wanting to attend the Pride JA Conference and submit abstracts and panels for it, they are due on June 25. Information on how to do so can be found here.
Friday August 4 is the Day of Service, in which beautification projects and the feeding program will take place along with the Movie Night and Bonfire.
Saturday August 5 is the Wellness Walk and Health Fair, followed by a Black Tie Event that evening.
Sunday August 6 is not only Jamaican Independence Day, but the day the Family Picnic happens
Pride JA 2017 concludes on Monday August 7 with a Breakfast Party-All Inclusive Event.
The J-Flag sponsors, partners and organizers also hope this event continues the ongoing process of opening hearts and minds on the island as they build pride in being Jamaicans who just happen to be LGBTQ people.