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Jamaica – A Grim Place to be Gay

When are we Jamaicans going to stand up and say enough is enough and demand an end to the rampant homophobia staining our country?

We need to stop allowing our leaders to encourage such discrimination- JLP MP Mr. Ernest Smith suggested that homosexual acts be punished by life imprisonment and our Prime Minister Mr. Bruce Golding told the host of BBC’s Hard Talk that he would tolerate “no gays in my cabinet”. Come on Jamaica… it’s time to come out of the dark ages.

Read the full story here in the Independent.

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  1. Colette Garrick
    October 4, 2009 at 1:16 pm — Reply

    If only 37 homosexuals have been killed in Jamaica since 1997 while thousands of heterosexual men, women and children have been murdered: the statistics point to homosexuals being the safest group in Jamaica.

  2. Justin
    September 23, 2009 at 5:21 pm — Reply
  3. Justin
    September 20, 2009 at 1:41 am — Reply

    Another article on the same subject came out this week in the Economist:

  4. Belvedere
    September 14, 2009 at 5:21 pm — Reply

    The sad truth is that the leaders of the government, the churches, and the popular music fraternity (it is mostly a fraternity after all), use this as a topic to divert attention from the real problems faced by the country. We have wasted tremendous amounts of public discourse on such a non-issue (in the sense of how much “gays” affect the country’s progress) when we have MUCH more pressing things to address. Of all the imbecilic things we waste time on here, the anti-gay crusade is one of the biggest wastes of all.

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