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Sites & Sounds Jamaica is a City Tour Experience honouring the memory of spaces designed by and for Jamaica's LGBT community. 

Our current tour experience - "OUT N' BAD: A HISTORY OF KINGSTON’S LGBT NIGHTLIFE" will take you downtown, uptown and round town to reveal some of Kingston's historic LGBT nightlife locations, tucked away in plain sight.

FACTS ABOUT KINGSTON, JAMAICA

  • Coordinates: 17°58′17″N 76°47′35″W

  • Motto: A city which hath foundations

  • Kingston was founded in 1692 as a place for survivors of the earthquake that destroyed Port Royal.

  • It is both the capital and largest city of Jamaica. 

  • Population of Kingston: 90,544 (Statistical Institute of Jamaica, 2019)

  • Government: His Worship The Mayor: Cllr. Delroy Williams

  • It has the largest botanical gardens in the Caribbean - HOPE GARDENS (2,000 acres)

  • It is the seat of government in Jamaica and the island's business capital. 

  • Is also known for cultural, educational, and leisure options. There are arguably more museums, dining and nightlife, and event options than anywhere else on the island. 


Kingston is known as the heartbeat of the island and it is where many LGBT Jamaicans call home. Since at least the 1970s, LGBT Jamaicans have carved out safe spaces for nightlife and entertainment. Here’s a snapshot of the spaces you will visit:

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