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Do you think of Jamaica as a vacation paradise or as a country where gays and lesbians are hunted down in the streets?
Do you think of Jamaica as a vacation paradise or as a country where gays and lesbians are hunted down in the streets?
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Call to Action From Maurice & New Screening Dates

Dear Friends, 

In the past month there have been eight reported anti-gay attacks across Jamaica, including at least one brutal murder. 

Maurice Tomlinson, one of Jamaica’s leading human rights activist and one of the main subjects of “The Abominable Crime” has asked us to pass along a call to action. 

On September 14th, the anti-gay fundamentalist religious group, the Love March Movement, intends to hold yet another public march through the streets of Kingston to “protect children” and “keep the buggery law.” 

Maurice is asking that in advance of this march, you let the Jamaican government where you stand regarding Jamaica’s sodomy law

You can contact Jamaica’s Prime Minister, The Most Honourable Portia Simpson-Miller, 

The Minister of Tourism, The Honorable Wykeham McNeill— 

The Minister of Justice, Senator The Honorable Mark Golding —

For more information about the latest attacks and about the work that Maurice and his fellow human rights activists have been doing, you can read more here

We also wanted to share some upcoming screening dates for The Abominable Crime:

Santa Clara Law, in Santa Clara, California, will be showing the film to a group of law students on September 9th at 10:30 AM, Bannan Hall 241. The film will screen at 10:30, and at 12:00 there will be a discussion with Micah and Maurice via Skype. More information here

Washington, DC. TAC will premiere on September 19th at 7 PM at the West End Cinema as part of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting’s first film festival! Maurice and Micah will be taking part in a panel discussion after the film. If you miss the opening night, the film will screen five more times over the following week. For more information and tickets, visit here

TAC will be screened in St. Louis, MO on November 17th as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. More details to come! 

We are also planning screenings in New York and Chicago later in the fall. Check Facebook, Twitter, or our screening page for details! 

If you want to hold a screening in your community, city or University, please let us know – and you can learn about our screening packages here. We also have a study guide available for community groups and educators interested in showing the film. 

Individual copies also now available to order online at

Finally, all of the Kickstarter rewards have officially been sent out! If you are expecting a reward but still have not received anything within the next few weeks, please get in touch and let us know. 

Thank you for all of your support! 

Best regards,

Micah and The Abominable Crime team


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    1. Rex Toltschin on

      Message (the same one) sent to all three Ministers as requested. It would be extremely nice to start hearing more about Jamaica as the Russian story continues to grow. While it's taken years to get where it is today, having started on a more local level, growing nationally and 'perfect' for Putin, the Jamaica story is older.

      Keep up the great work!