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A number of organisations have partnered to launch an advertising campaign urging Jamaicans to love and accept their gay relatives.
The campaign dubbed ‘Unconditional Love’ was launched today and features former Miss Jamaica World and Miss Jamaica Universe Christine Straw, and her brother Matthew Straw.
In the ad, Christine declares her unending love for Matthew, who is gay, while calling for Jamaicans to love their family members and friends who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered.
UNAIDS Representative in Jamaica, Dr. Pierre Somse, insists Jamaica must keep pace with the rest of the world and get rid of anything that might retard the gains made in reducing the spread of HIV over the years.
According to him, homophobia is a major stumbling block to effective HIV interventions.
Dr. Somse said the entire population is at risk if it does not guarantee the human rights of homosexuals.