Monday, July 23, 2007

Ending Homophobic Reggae

Banton's signed Reggae Compassion Act
Buju Banton, popular reggae star known internationally for his homophobic lyrics, has signed a pledge to end his homophobic language. The gay rights campaign group Stop Murder Music announces publicly today that Banton has signed the "Reggae Compassion Act." The act has already been signed by Beenie Man, Sizzla and Capleton, three prominent reggae stars who have used homophobic language in the past. Jamaican gay rights groups hail his pledge as a major victory in their campaign to end homophobia. All four of their signed pledges can be viewed online. To read more about Banton's pledge, read the Guardian article here.

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