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Yardie Skeptics (Ep. 13) LGBT Advocacy in Jamaica

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The team of Yardie Skeptics Radio will tackles the issue of LGBT advocacy in Jamaica head on and iry to answer the question of whether Jamaican LGBT advocacy has a guiding philosophy and how well that guiding philosophy is being adhered to. Have there been any major achievements in Jamaican LGBT advocacy and what have been the draw-backs? Is there tension between the radical and conservative advocates? Which of the two is better for Jamaica?

In the first half of the show we are joined by Latoya Nugent, research consultant for JFLAG, blogger, and a "newbie' in the business of LGBT advocacy. Latoya's recent blogpost inspired the title for today's episode and she will addressing some of the triumphs and challenges of advocacy from the point of view of a young Jamaican lesbian. 

For the second half, we talk to Danielle Roper, PhD candidate at NYU in Sp