Friday, June 25, 2004

Pick of the papers this morning is the Times's report that the Jamaican reggae star Beenie Man has cancelled a concert in London after he was warned by police that his lyrics could be an incitement to violence against gays.

The Guardian also has the story.

The Times story in particular highlights the shocking degree of homophobia among some Jamaican musicians. Last month the Jamaican gay rights campaigner, Brian Williamson, was murdered.

Get the background here and here.