AUDIO: Portia and Gay Rights Activists Clash in New York

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller clashed with a group of gay activists in New York last night.

The group disrupted Mrs Simpson Miller as she addressed a town hall meeting of members of the Diaspora at the St. Georges Episcopal Church Hall — demanding that she does more to protect gays in Jamaica.

In response, Mrs Simpson Miller gave them a stern rebuke.

It’s the second time in as many years, that Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is being heckled by gay right activists in New York.

In 2013, activists shouted at her demanding that she make good on her 2011 campaign promise to hold a “conscience vote” on repealing the buggery law.

Back then, Mrs Simpson stopped, waved, blew a kiss at the activists and entered her convoy.

Last night as she addressed members of the Jamaican Diaspora at a town hall meeting, activists interrupted her presentation, telling her to do more to protect homosexuals in Jamaica.


Mrs Simpson Miller responded sharply.


Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller.

During the lead up to the December 2011 election, Mrs. Simpson Miller said her administration would have a conscience vote in parliament on Jamaica’s buggery law.

That vote is yet to be taken.