Month: September 2013

Another Death Threat Received

By Maurice Tomlinson In response to my article published in the Jamaica Gleaner today, “Not Cashing in On Gay Tourist Dollar,” I received the following death threat: From: THEDKJ Jones <dougjones68@gmail.com> To: maurice_tomlinson@yahoo.com Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 8:29 AM

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Gay Jamaican Mobbed — Another One

By Maurice Tomlinson On September 20, 2013 after visiting a friend in Newlands, St. Catherine, a 22-year-old Jamaican was walking home. Without warning, a mob of about 20 to 30 men began shouting, “Ketch di battyboy!” meaning catch the faggot.

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Jamaican LGBT Activists Protest In The Heart of Homophobia

LGBT Jamaicans and their allies protested the increased attacks against gay Jamaicans in front of Devon House in the afternoon rain on September 10th.  According to one organizer Angeline Jackson of Quality Citizenship Jamaica (QCJ), the protest was successful “because

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