In her 2nd stint as Jamaica's only female Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller did something few thought possible in one of the world's most homophobic nations: she called for full civil rights for gays and lesbians. One has to understand Jamaica's violently anti-homosexual history to appreciate her courage, which could resonate throughout the region if she's successful. #2012TIME100

In her 2nd stint as Jamaica's only female Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller did something few thought possible in one of the world's most homophobic nations: she called for full civil rights for gays and lesbians. One has to understand Jamaica's violently anti-homosexual history to appreciate her courage, which could resonate throughout the region if she's successful. #2012TIME100

Who is Portia Simpson-Miller? #Jamaica's new Prime Minister did something few thought possible in her very homophobic country: she called for full civil rights for #gays and #lesbians. Then she won the election.

Who is Portia Simpson-Miller? #Jamaica's new Prime Minister did something few thought possible in her very homophobic country: she called for full civil rights for #gays and #lesbians. Then she won the election.

Jamaican Hub – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller comforts Ann-Amrie Briscoe, the mother of one of the teenage boys who was killed in Monymusk, Clarendon. Photos via the Jamaica Information Service. >strong> Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Saturday visited the families of the four males who were... #monymuskquadruplemurder #simpsonmillercomfortsfamiliesinmonymuskquadruplemurder

Jamaican Hub – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller comforts Ann-Amrie Briscoe, the mother of one of the teenage boys who was killed in Monymusk, Clarendon. Photos via the Jamaica Information Service. >strong> Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Saturday visited the families of the four males who were... #monymuskquadruplemurder #simpsonmillercomfortsfamiliesinmonymuskquadruplemurder

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller walks the red carpet at Tuesday night's TIME 100 gala at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York, where she was celebrated as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. - AP photo

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller walks the red carpet at Tuesday night's TIME 100 gala at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York, where she was celebrated as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. - AP photo

Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, photographed in her office in Jamaica.  Christopher Morris—VII for TIME

Portraits of Influence: Faces of the 2012 TIME 100

Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, photographed in her office in Jamaica. Christopher Morris—VII for TIME

Jamaican Hub – KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — President Barack Obama’s supporters often shout at him, “I love you!” But Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller didn’t have to raise her voice Thursday. She had prime seating beside Obama from which to declare her and her country’s love for him after they met privately... #jamaica #nuttinbutloveforobamainjamaicamustwatchvideo #obamainjamaica

Jamaican Hub – KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — President Barack Obama’s supporters often shout at him, “I love you!” But Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller didn’t have to raise her voice Thursday. She had prime seating beside Obama from which to declare her and her country’s love for him after they met privately... #jamaica #nuttinbutloveforobamainjamaicamustwatchvideo #obamainjamaica

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President Goodluck dances reggae away in Jamaica while Nigeria struggles to win an Olympic Medal…..

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