Bob Marley put “V Ford” as a songwriter for No Woman No Cry, because Vincent Ford ran a soup kitchen that had helped Bob Marley when he was a poor child in Kingston, Jamaica. As the listed songwriter, Ford was entitled to song royalties, which helped fund the soup kitchen.
Orashia Edwards is a bisexual Jamaican man who was denied asylum in the U.K. earlier this summer. He was detained after immigration officials accused him of being “dishonest” about his sexuality. Evidence of his bisexuality has been widely publicized in Jamaica, making it extremely dangerous for him to return. This is his story. (via the Advocate)