Hundreds of my dear friends, family members, and acquaintances, sent me warm and heartfelt birthday wishes yesterday. But, hands down, the one that I treasure the most came from Jamaican lesbian activist Angeline Jackson.
She said: “Happy Birthday Maurice! Also a day when this young activist you believed in got recognition from the ‘leader of the free world’. A good and fitting gift I think, on the celebration of your day.”
Angeline was singled out for her courage and creativity by President Barack Obama in his speech to youth leaders in Jamaica during his short visit to the island on April 9, 2015.
President Obama said of Angeline:
“And I’m going to just single out two remarkable young leaders who are here today because I think they’re an example of what…
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