A response to the Jamaica Observer’s June 3 article “Unruly gays back with a vengeance,” which describes a group of homeless men who have taken over an otherwise abandoned house in an affluent neighborhood:
The Jamaica Observer’s desperate desire to demonize gays is reaching fever pitch. I suspect that well-thinking Jamaicans will soon begin to see through the paper’s pathetic attempts to equate gays with all acts of savagery plaguing the country. That title is still overwhelmingly worn by HETEROSEXUAL Jamaicans. This includes a jilted female who last week brutally beheaded the daughter of her ex-boyfriend and threw the child’s body down a 20-foot pit.
Jamaicans who are kicked out of their homes as young as 11 years old, simply because they are gay, have formed their own roving community in order to survive. These desperate young men have been chased like animals from one shelter to another. It is only logical that if you treat human beings like savages, this is indeed what they will become. This is a problem the Jamaican society has created because of its chronic homophobia. Now the chicken (and homeless gays) are coming ‘home’ to roost.
In the final analysis, these men will be their own best advocates in their demand for basic human rights to dignity, shelter and food.
- Unruly gays back with a vengeance (Jamaica Observer)
- Jamaica press thinks LGBT activists control all gays? (76crimes.com)
- Jamaican TV stations due in court for nixing LGBT ad (76crimes.com)