GFM Archive : Report of Gay Freedom Movement Workshop 26 August, 1979

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Title:
GFM Archive : Report of Gay Freedom Movement Workshop 26 August, 1979
Physical Description:
3p; scanned image
Language:
English
Creator:
Caribbean IRN
Publisher:
Larry Chang/GFM
Place of Publication:
Jamaica

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )
Genre:
serial   ( sobekcm )

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Abstract:
This is a three page report of a workshop held on 26 August , 1979 at 'Madams' . The objectives :1) TO ACQUAINT THE GAY COMMUNITY AT LARGE WITH THE PROBLEMS FACING THE GFM. 2) TO SEEK SOLUTIONS TO THESE PROBLEMS AND IN SO DOING STRENGTHEN THE MOVEMENT. 3) TO GET MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE WORK OF THE GFM.
Funding:
Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.

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Caribbean IRN
Holding Location:
Caribbean IRN
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All rights reserved by the source institution.
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AA00001412:00001


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GAY FREEDOM MOVEMENT WORKSHOP 26-8-79
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T. -C2' U.T THE CAY C0SMlUNITY AT LARGE UITH THE PROBLEMS FACING THE GFM.
.T K SOLUTIONS TO THESE PROBLEMS AND IN 50 DOING STRENGTHEN THE MOVEMENT.


T"O GLT WFT PEOPLE INVOLVED AND CONTRIBUTING


TO THE UORK OF THE


GF M.


ACTIVITY SCHEDULED ACTUAL STAFF
TIME TIME
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(5) Warm Up :


Di'ffrentiatitor
to rLhsthsr vou
Discuss us ht it
family.


ll in above -ub grTCou
the problems ffacing
experiences at a p'i
total grocup a .ch yub


cot1er n s


Exercise.Fori su
are 1st,2nd,3rd-b
felt likL to be


discuss and note
ys in 3amaicaUse
t of referenceCo
roup to share the


groups according
n etc.
placed in the


(newsprint) some
your own prob4
nsenus unnecessary,
above. Questions


etc frcrm floor,


REFRESHMENTS


4 h) Lhile people munched o
:. port to ihe rf~e ting
total group,..Thw alas
GrCf ;what was working


n patties etc. a precis
the week before was shar
, objzctivss, activities
whrt was not and why.


Qrcak into sub groups of 6.Try to work with
e not yet h.d a chance of meeting, Discus
1nd problems of the GFr as just outlined. Sa
yoiu find helpful, relevant to your needs and
cther pr geraes/aci.iviti.s you would like t
Shares in total group. Comments, suggestions


Larry
with
date


Chanqs
the
of the


people whom you
s the programmes
y which activities
suggest what
o see. Newsprint.
from floor.


15 mins.





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REMARKS


We began at 5:30 p.m. with about
and more people kept arriving 'we
join the appropriate group(There
were 34 people present. Exercise


By thi
was 9
was a
However


s


b
r


time
to eac
it to
, beca


'open' group,
expressed by.


Fiv
act
too
the
in
by
the
pre


there were -a
h sub-group w
much and coul
use this was
conversation
all.


bout 36
which in
d have
a part


16 participants. A
simply asked them
were 4). By 6 P.M.
worked well.


people
the c
inhibi
cularl


went well and


e mins, was too optimistic a ti
ivity. People listened with int
k the opportunity of making the
problems and issues which part
the previous exercise and the p
the GFM to date.In other words
GFM to the nedds and self.inte
sent. Body language in general


and or
sounds


agreeme
coming


nt as
from


ev
the


idenced
group


mir
er
c
ic
ro
we
re
e


by nods,


3
t


present.Thi
amped accomo
ed some peop
articulate


many


frame
est and
onnecti
pants
grammes
tried
st of t
xpresse


to
t
on
ha
i
to
he
d


claps


views





r this
he staff
between
d raise
nitiate
relate
people
concern
and app


By this time there were 42 people present.We had 6 s
groups of 7 each. Many ideas and opinions generated,
By this time strong feelings of togetherness, unity,
commitment being expressed. Some practical suggestion
but forward, with 2 sub groups volunteering to help.
Data etc generated on newsprint on attached sheet.
Meeting ended on an 'up' note with general agreement,
to meet next Sunday-for an Action Planning Workshop/.

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WORKSHOP


26-8-79


nF GAYS IN JAMAICA


AS LISTED


BY PARTICIPANTS


Blackmail


Communication...


between


Gays


and between


gays


and straights.


Socio


Cultural


differences


pre judices/di ffeorences


cause dis-unity.


with straight


friends


Ignorance


on the part


of straights


Sexism


Appearance


- 'gay'


attire


causes


bitching


by


other


gays (dis-unifying)


and straights.


of Gay


Concioueness


- eg.


awareness
people sh
the right


of self
wouldn't


, goals aspitabons,
'carry on' unnecessarily.


to be different.


Straights


need to be


educated


Female


quality


adopted


by


gays (men)


in the art of attracting


other


Acceptance


by Society


at large


- a problem


because


of


gay


behaviour


pattern


Gossip


Gay tendency


for 'grandness'


also gets


in the


way of unity.


Girls:


Sexual


not knowing


of Gay Community.


Limited


social


Lack of Unity/understanding.....


relating


to heteros.


Reform...

Physical


accepting


gays


abuse of gays.


1 -


PROBLEMS


CFM


Lack


Only


men,


Gays


etc


Relationship


?nd family


activities...mebtings








COMrENTS


ON CFM ACTIVITIES


AND SUCCGESTIONS


FOR OTHER


Generated


by


42 Participants


Need for provisions


to be made for job protection,


Continuity


of Sunday


afternoon


W~aOr1r3,


apart


nsedrd.


Fund

Ulider
Wider
slider


to continueL


contact


with


involvement


Goily


straight


for


so as to end alienation


world


Raffle


suggested.


o.g. IYC and Flood


gays of all educational


in


Victim


backgrounds?


our society.


Fund,


social


class


Unity

Gaily


with


Neu


be aimed


pressed


, change
at educati


print
ng soc


groups...sharing


make


iety


more


facilities


etc.


readable/attractive.


at large.


Sell Gaily


Some


to


articles


cover


should


cost of production.


shows


at club..


for regular


Marshall


meeting


place


will debate


for GFM...not


Club


for GFM activities


someone's


once


month.


house


Involve


influential


gays


in GFrri.


Need

Vital


for


a Sports


to keep


Club


ti elth
health


Clinic


going


-suggestion


it


opens


once


per


month.


Prison
needed


Outreash


rogramme


should


to aid rehabilitation.


emphasize


Lacks


future


rehabilitation


and keeping


in touch.Fund


e.g. participation.


GFM Library
Another sug
Suggestion
return a bo


Service
gestion
that a m
ok would


- use Gaily
was to post


membership


mean


News to publish


names


at the Club


fee of $6 for the Library


forfeiture


of


names


of people


with


outstanding


or have the 0.*. announce


could


loans,


them.


be charged.0ailure


to


ss.


Agreed
Gay Fr


3GN meeting


iend


Column.


needs


of Community


It is however


still


.. Support
too 'male'


particularly
oriented.


expressed


The Club
that a


suggested
clarified


- music


signing


OK but need


off tune


that security
by saying tha


Need for eating


Need for


more


more (music).Poor


be used with the D.3.


was poor


and that


t the membership


counter;more


female


oriented


shows


ventilation.
announcing '


Abrupt


last


closure-suggested


danceI'.


a system of identification
ard system was in operation


and better


programmes.


relations


D.]. to do


more


It


was also


is needed.lMarshal.
-successsfully.


with club staff.


public


education


at Club.


Public


Education


campaign


needed.


integration


between


gay


malc's


and females.


Restart


Youth


Movement.


Mre sharing
programmes.

Gay Bureau


of responsibilities


for jobs,


for GFM.Individuals


to be appointed


for specific


positions.


e.g accounting


Pht.-'- nt7 r;


Film

Need


etc


per


for


More


a


FOR OTHER


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activ 2StieC


News


Skill


training




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