Tag: gay in jamaica

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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Gay Murders Jamaica – Gay Community Divided

On August 16, 2013, CNN provided Dane Lewis, executive director of Jamaica Forum For Lesbians All-Sexuals & Gay, an opportunity to condemn the murder of cross dresser Dwayne Jones who succumbed to homophobic violence at a party. Out of Dwayne

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I Failed Oshane Gordon. I Will Not Fail Dwayne Jones

By Maurice Tomlinson In the early morning on August 18, 2011, armed thugs barged into the small home that 16 year-old Oshane Gordon shared with his mother in the resort town of Montego Bay, Jamaica. As Oshane tried to flee through

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Out Of The Closet, Out of Jamaica

The Gleaner published this article on 7 April 2013. Now, I speak as a political asylee living in America. I am the one who was scarred in my face because my hips had walked too widely at the age of

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Gay or Straight Love, It Doesn’t Matter

The Jamaica Observer published this article on May 17, 2011: It was nice reading the May 15 article “I think I’m gay but…” The 22-year old Samuel didn’t provide his real name because he still lives in Jamaica where he

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America Far Safer For Gay Jamaicans

The Jamaica Observer published this article on on February 15, 2011: It was satisfying to see the February 12 headline, “28 gay Jamaicans granted asylum in US last year” because indeed, gay Jamaicans are running for their lives. They seek

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