Reggae Stars Sign Up To 'Gay Rights' Act
The deal, brokered between reggae promoters and Stop Murder Music activists, also states, "We (as artists) agree not to make statements or perform songs that incite hatred or violence against anyone from any community".
Peter Tatchell, campaigner for British human rights group OutRage!, says, "The Reggae Compassionate Act is a big breakthrough. The singers' rejection of homophobia and sexism is an important milestone. We rejoice at their new commitment to music without prejudice... Having these major reggae stars renounce homophobia will influence their fans and the wider public to rethink bigoted attitudes."
But he criticised other musicians who had refused to sign the pact: "The other five murder music artists - Elephant Man, TOK, Bounty Killa, Vybz Kartel and Buju Banton - have not signed the Reggae Compassionate Act. The campaign against them continues."
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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