The Gay Freedom Movement of Jamaica

The Jamaica Gaily News, issue 80 Gay Pride Week 1984

Founded in 1977, the Gay Freedom Movement of Jamaica published a newsletter and provided a gay youth program, prison outreach program, and free STD clinic to the gay community in Jamaica. GYM General Secretary Larry Chang also edited and published a newsletter, the Jamaica Gaily News, from 1977 to 1984.

The organization’s archive, digitized through a City University of New York Diversity Grant, is available to everyone on the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). Visit the Caribbean International Resource Network portal for more information about the archive and the GFM. The archive includes 81 issues of the Jamaica Gaily News, which grew over time to include a poetry section, a pen pal service, and opinion columns. The archive contains many other documents of interest to researchers.