Jasmyne Cannick, the journalist who brought national attention to the murders committed by Ed Buck in West Hollywood, is releasing a new podcast series exploring the many human rights abuses taking place in Jamaica.

Ring The Alarm, an original podcast hosted by Cannick in partnership with The Advocate, will explore what it’s like to be LGBTQ+ in Jamaica, America’s top Caribbean vacation destination and one of the most dangerous places in the world to be LGBTQ+.With interviews recorded in Jamaica, Cannick has brought her award-winning reporting skills to the country’s network of secret safe houses that help to keep queer and transgender Jamaicans safe.“I have always used my platform to elevate Black stories and issues I felt were being ignored and Ring the Alarm is no different,” Cannick said. “When I was asked to come to Jamaica to speak to the LGBTQ+ community and share their stories, I immediately said yes.

I said yes because American’s have had so much to say about the plight of queer people in places like Iran and Afghanistan but for decades have ignored the murders of lesbian women, gay men, and trans men and women in Jamaica …Well not anymore.”In addition to the podcast series, Cannick is helping to raise money for the safehouses she visited in Jamaica.