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Outlook - Gareth Henry: Jamaican gay rights activist

Gareth Henry was a well known campaigner for gay rights in Jamaica, where homosexuality is illegal. Four years ago, he fled his home and was granted asylum in Canada.

Prominent Jamaican gay rights activist Gareth Henry tells us why he felt he had to flee his homeland. He now lives in Canada, from where he is working with the Human Dignity Trust to get the law criminalising homosexuality in Jamaica changed. Also, Spanish screenwriter Albert Espinosa describes how his life was changed by a cancer diagnosis at the age of 14. His book is called The Yellow World. And live in the studio, the favourite hymn of the English Baroque Choir. We hope to get suggestions of much-loved hymns from our listeners. We want to choose one for a thanksgiving service on 12 December to mark the end of the World Service's 80th anniversary year. Email your favourite to and say why it is special to you. (Image: Two men holding hands at a protest for the gay rights. Credit: Jose CABEZAS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 2:32AM Thu, 25 Oct 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 1:32PM Wed, 24 Oct 2012
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  • Duration 28 minutes

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