Moving Back to Jamaica

A blog about my Move Back to Jamaica after 20+ years of living in the US. Most of the articles focus on the period from 2005-2009 when the transition was new, and at it's most challenging.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

More on Our Hatred of Homosexuals

Today's Observer has a report of an angry crowd that attempted to get its hands on 3 allegedly homosexual men.

Sadly, Jamaica remains a dangerous place for a gay Jamaican to return to, as I noted in prior blogs. (If you click here, note carefully that the page below the first post is different.)

Incidentally, our behaviour falls in line with that of NBA All-Start player Tim Hardaway, who mentioned in a sports programme this week that "I hate gay people." It got him thrown out of the All-Star game before it started, and rightly so.


At 2/20/2007 5:53 PM, Blogger ian said...

I found this old article from the gleaner extremely insightful to explain a lot of the issues with homophobia in JA.

At 2/21/2007 10:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it shameful? I wish trinis weren't so passive and would do the same thing. Do you really think the Caribbean can handle the increasing homosexual community hugely responsible for the increasing HIV rate? To say that one has nothing to do with the other is to suggest there's no difference between playing mas in Minshall and Harts. Yesterday they were out in their numbers wining on each other. Today carnival is over and they go back home to their wives. Tell me all those HIV positive babies being born in November do they have rights too?

At 2/22/2007 11:01 PM, Anonymous Hilltop Observer said...

Anonymous takes a classic but completely erroneous position in grounding his/her annoyance. Gay = HIV. Bear in mind that HIV transmission in the Caribbean is primarily thru heterosexual contact, the gay community being far more alive to the risks involved in unprotected sex. Do some research before you perpetuate the myth my friend. But what drives these men underground? Precisely the attitude you manifest. If gay folks didnt feel a need to conform, they wouldnt feel the need to engage in a marriage to please society.

At 2/28/2007 9:00 AM, Anonymous no longer anonymous said...

Hilltop observer and others who share your view please visit me at the Cyril Ross Home for HIV positive children in T&T. There we can research together this "myth" that is their reality.

At 6/02/2007 11:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the violent homophobes in Jamaica-

It is ignorant to think that AIDS is a gay disease. Millions of people is Africa have AIDS, do you think they are all gay? Give the country a break and stop talking utter nonsense. I'm tired of hearing Boom Bye Bye! If Buju started to sing about killing white people because they were the initial slave drivers, are you going to? Do you think that for every " batty man" you kill, 10 virgins will be waitng for you in heaven? Also do you mind if I call you a " pussy man" since you only condone being with the opposite sex? Chances are you will have a problem with it, since you identify the word " pussy" to be weak- also disrespecting women, incinuating that because they have a vagina, they are the lessor of the sexes. It seems that its ok with you to have 3-4 baby mothers, leaving many children fatherless. Obviously the planting of your seed increases your masculinity making you more comfortable with yourself..If you werent aware,of this, the bible says you're a sinner. So should I boom bye bye in your head? You pick and choose what you want to believe from the bible and not live by its entirety, how convenient.
Why be so scornful? Chances are, you are not good looking enough to be a gay man's type.
Right about now, I'm ashamed to be Jamaican.
All the yardies who publicly announce to " keep the gayness" outside of the country, well you will soon feel it, in your pocket. Tourism industry will come to an all time low, government will be forced to raise GCT- as if it isnt high enough now. I really cant blame you for being a hater of homos, afterall, the government condones it. Marital rape is also a non issue and over looked. Come on, once you're married , you own her, right?
No its not only Jamaica. There are many other countries with the same backward mentality. I just take it personally because i was born and raised in Jamaica.


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