#Human Rights

Support University of the West Indies Professor Brendan Bain as gay rights groups had him FIRED for statements concerning HIV prevalence in gay men.

From the Jamaica Observer:

The 33 lobby groups, from a number of Caribbean islands, are also demanding that Professor Bain be removed from all positions of representation of the UWI on HIV and AIDS issues. They are, as well, insisting that the university drafts and implements a "policy which protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex staff and students from discrimination".

However, the groups and the UWI administration, which appears to wilting under the pressure, are on a collision course with the church as the Jamaica Association of Evangelicals has expressed support for Professor Bain and has asked the UWI to resist the demand to sack him.

The Medical Association of Jamaica also supports Professor Bain.

We, the undersigned, call on the University of the West Indies Administration to reinstate Professor Brendan Bain as the Director of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training (CHART) Network.

We, the undersigned, insist that the University of the West Indies Administration retract this decision as it was made under duress of outside influence.

We also challenge the University of the West Indies Administration to use scientific evidence to counter the scientific evidence Professor Brendan Bain presented in his expert report on the rate of contraction of HIV/AIDS among men who have sex with men (MSMs) and to provide emperical justification for his termination that is not based in emotional perception.

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