"Anything that creates divide and separation, I'm not a part of it." Reggae came out the slums of Jamaica in the 1960s and within a decade reached a global audience.It was widely seen as a soundtrack of social justice and its greatest anthem was One Love — the smash hit of Bob Marley that called on humanity to, "get together and feel all right".Jamaica's proudest cultural export had become associated with something shameful.
Mr Lewis heads the LGBT rights group J-FLAG but even he struggled with coming out publicly.
He only started using his real name in media interviews in 2013.
Black, white, gay, straight," she says."The only thing that I can say that I've done is to openly say that every man has a right to his own destiny, and to openly say that I have no objection with somebody's choice of how they want to live their lives."But that can still be a controversial message in parts of the Jamaican community, where a heady mix of aggressive male sexuality and strict religious conservatism has been a dangerous recipe for intolerance.
Emancipation Park in the capital Kingston commemorates the end of slavery as well as Jamaica's independence from Britain in 1962.
Within that pride is a deep certainty real men are heterosexual.