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  1. harold atilee
    harold atilee at |

    Quit quit , those people are right . There isn’t any such thing as homophobia. Heterosexua ls aren’t the ones with the problem. So could we have phobia . These people are disgusting. Trying to say something is wrong with what intended, made and ordained. once again QUIT !

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    1. guava347
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      Harold Atilee, you illiterate idiot…or perhaps you are not an idiot, but your schooling and development were cut short because your country threatens the lives of many of its talented sons and daughters, leaving you in the dark.

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      1. Nina Nais (@nina_nais)
        Nina Nais (@nina_nais) at |

        Your post makes no sense. Are you truly suggesting that so many of Jamaica educators and educated people are gay that those of them that have left Jamaica have left an educational vacuum? Lol. Surely you recognise that is ridiculous?

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  2. jerbearinsantafe
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    Reblogged this on Fairy JerBear's Queer/Trans News, Views & More From The City Different – Santa Fe, NM and commented:
    Losing bright, articulate people because of homophobia.

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    1. Nina Nais (@nina_nais)
      Nina Nais (@nina_nais) at |

      Jamaica loses bright, articulate, educated, ambitious people daily due to a stagnant economy and a lack of economic opportunities. Very few of those people are gay. And from what I have read from subsequent Marlon James’ interviews, the lack of creative and income-earning opportunities as a writer was the primary reason he left Jamaica. Writers don’t have many prospects here. And many of them leave – most heterosexual.

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      1. Ganadora
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        How do you know the sexuality of these people that have left? Please do yourself and everyone else a favour and only speak for yourself.

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      2. guava347
        guava347 at |

        What part of this quote don’t you understand? “Jamaicans were jubilant on Tuesday as news broke that one of their own, novelist Marlon James won the prestigious Man Booker Prize.

        “However, while the island celebrates with James on his historic day, the author says he was forced to leave the country because, as a gay man, he felt deeply out of place on an island that Time magazine once labelled ‘The most homophobic place on Earth’. “

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