Americas

This must stop: Jamaican homophobia leads to 2 murders

Yesterday (May 26) Jamaica’s major newspaper, the Jamaica Gleaner, selected another anti-LGBTI piece written by a notorious evangelical Christian as its “Letter of the Day.”  Today, the same newspaper reported on the gruesome results of this homophobic crusade. Marsha Thomas is a member of the oddly named “Love March Movement,” which campaigns against human rights … Continue reading

Americas / Faith and religion

Jamaicans need to condemn attacks on LGBTI youth

Did Jamaica ignore violence against LGBTI youth on IDAHOT-B? On Sunday, May 17, there was a public march in Kingston, Jamaica, to condemn an upsurge in violence against the nation’s children. That date was also the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT-B), and coincidentally this year, the focus was on LGBTI youth. Regrettably, … Continue reading

Americas

Jamaica: Why keep talking about murdered LGBT teen?

WHY KEEP TALKING ABOUT DWAYNE JONES? Some persons (incredibly, this includes members of the Jamaican LGBT community) have suggested that we should stop talking about the barbaric murder of 17-year-old cross-dressing teen, Dwayne Jones. Many reasons have been given for this position, including a claim that Dwayne was killed on July 22, nearly 2 weeks … Continue reading

Americas

Jamaica: Female role in mob murder of teen cross-dresser

Yet another young Jamaican LGBT individual has suffered a gruesome execution at the hands of a vengeful Jamaican mob. This latest incident occurred yesterday, July 22, on the western side of the island where I grew up. Traditionally, western Jamaica, where the island’s prime tourist resorts are located, was considered more easy-going than the capital … Continue reading