Jamaica gay rights
President Obama dinged Jamaica on gay rights by singling out LGBT activist Angeline Jackson for standing up and no backing down in her fight for equality. That was a strategic jab at the island nation for it horrible record on gay rights.
Obama singled Jackson out as one of two extraordinary young people who were in the audience at the Youth Forum at the University of the West Indies.
Here’s a little about Angeline Jackson (@angelinejackson):
Angeline Jackson is the executive director of Quality of Citizenship Jamaica, which advocates on behalf of lesbian and bisexual women and transgender Jamaicans.
Jackson was kidnapped and sexually assaulted as a teen.
Angeline Jackson’s tweet after President Obama singled her out:
To hear the first black President of the United States say your name!!!!!! OOOOMMMMGGGGG!!!!! AAAAAAHHHH!!!! Me couldn't stand up good.
— Angeline Jackson (@angie_jangel) April 9, 2015