Jaevion Nelson is the Director of Projects and Strategy at J-Flag, Jamaica’s oldest LGBT organisation. He also moonlights as a writer, youth development, HIV and Human Rights advocate.

AZ: How did you initially get involved with J-Flag?

Jaevion: I started working for J-Flag in October 2010, just after I had finished studying Social Development and Communication at the University of Swansea. In 2009 I had volunteered at J-Flag for two weeks because, I wanted to get a better understanding of LGBT issues.

I had already planned on basing my dissertation on LGBT issues. I wanted to make the right connections with people locally so that I would not have any problems getting the data I needed.