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Batty Man



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Run by the Department for Education and Skills, the Homophobia and Sexual Orientation in Schools part of this site has information about equality of opportunity, anti-discrimination legislation and homophobic bullying.
The Publications and Exhibition Materials section includes Stand up for Us, a resource that aims to support schools in taking a whole-school approach to challenging homophobia. A self-review toolkit is available to download.
Coretta Scott King, widow of Martin Luther King, compares the gay and black civil rights movements.
Information about the work of J-FLAG – Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-sexuals and Gays – featured in the programme.

BBC news report on the agreement reached between the reggae industry and gay rights groups in the UK.


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Brixton gig
Clip 1: 08:00 – 09:20

  • Opens with Stephen Amos saying, 'The whole place was just engulfed with the sound of silence.'
  • Closes with Stephen Amos saying, 'Thanks a lot – goodnight!'

Dancehall lyrics
Clip two: 12:50 – 13:42

  • Opens with Stephen Amos saying, 'Before hitting the shops, I'd done my research and had printed out a list of homophobic lyrics…'
  • Closes with Stephen Amos saying, 'They're regurgitating what they've been told – by their idols.'

Meeting Ian McKnight
Clip three: 19:47 – 20:49

  • Opens with Stephen Amos saying, 'One of the reasons I was very passionate about making this programme…'
  • Closes with Ian McKnight saying, 'And, to be assured that you will get off.'

Seventh Day Adventists
Clip 4: 29:52 – 30:54

  • Opens with Pastor Ryan Simpson saying, 'Can I say, certainly I believe, and I can say this clearly, that my church teach there are certain conditions…'
  • Closes with Stephen Amos saying, 'The idea that my sexuality, and that of other gays, could be changed or reprogrammed, really annoyed me.'

Meeting Stefan
Clip five: 44:35 – 45:52

  • Opens with Stephen Amos saying, 'But what if that leads to your murder?'
  • Closes with Stephen Amos saying, 'We owe our kids better than this, I think.'

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