The Safe House Project 2009 for Displaced & Homeless MSM/Transgender reviewed & more


In response to numerous requests for more information on the defunct Safe House Pilot Project that was to address the growing numbers of displaced and homeless LGBTQ Youth in New Kingston in 2007/8/9, a review of the relevance of the project as a solution, the possible avoidance of present issues with some of its previous residents if it were kept open.
Recorded June 12, 2013; also see from the former Executive Director named in the podcast more background on the project: HERE also see the beginning of the issues from the closure of the project: The Quietus ……… The Safe House Project Closes and The Ultimatum on December 30, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Lyrics, not gays, tearing down reggae or dancehall

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Once again Leighton Levy has shown me that he is evolving on LGBT related matters from once less balanced commentary, I ran into this one from the Star and at least he has separated the issues on Murder Music lyrics and the violent nature of dancehall.

Originally published February 2015

He wrote:


In the past week or so, there have been some interesting comments about reggae/dancehall music and why it seems to be struggling to regain its foothold globally. In some quarters, there is the belief that the genres have become too violent, while others blame the gay community.

I am likely to consider the former because gays have nothing to do with reggae or dancehall music being what it is today.

The problem I feel lies within the people who regulate the industry and those producing the songs. Entertainment manager Copeland Forbes said this week that the entertainment industry in Jamaica has lost the war with the gay community. To my mind, it was a war that needn't have been fought, and it only became a war for the wrong reasons.

Gay people control a large block of the world's wealth and they command a significant amount of influence, too. This war which Forbes mentions, was really never a war to begin with because in war, there is a perception that each warring faction, at the outset, has an equal opportunity for victory.

Good music

What many of our entertainers have done in singing about 'b...man fi dead' and all that garbage is basically bring knives to a nuclear fight. There is only one outcome.

I don't know if some people in the entertainment industry are slow learners, but they have been doing the same thing year after year and they and their artistes can't buss. Why? Well, for starters, they are catering to an audience that does not buy music, one that has also lost any semblance of understanding of what constitutes good music.

I have said this before and I will say it again. Bob Marley has had an album on the Billboard charts forever. Other local entertainers, the old school ones, still command a significant following across the globe. Last year, Ken Boothe played to a sold-out audience in Mexico. Johnny Osbourne has a huge following in certain parts of Europe.

Come April, Marcy Chin, who nobody knows in Jamaica, is among the headliners on the first ever dancehall show to be held in Chile. Meanwhile, entertainers like Chris Martin, D-Major, Busy Signal, Chronixx and Protoje continue to win over audiences all over the globe.

You will find that those artistes who continue to struggle to make any impact globally are huge on their respective corners. The thing that is their lyrics are designed to win the corner, but international audiences are rejecting them. Here's a tip. What about singing or deejaying about some uplifting topics or stuff that makes people laugh? Stitchie, Professor Nuts and Tiger all did that with great success.

Glorifies violence

Music provides an escape for people, and not everybody, especially the buying public, wants to buy music that glorifies violence, sexual abuse and basic evil. Speaking personally, I would listen to Chronixx, Duane Stephenson or a Chris Martin whole day, but not to much of the other stuff out there.

What is hurting many of our entertainers is that they are catering to a market that is small and doesn't buy music when what they should actually be doing is finding music that appeals to a more global market. Sean Paul has successfully blazed a trail over the past few years, Shaggy, too, but not many are following their lead.

And that is what is hurting the industry. Giving the people what they want does not mean giving the local community who does not buy music what they want to hear. The world outside of Jamaica has evolved. It has matured. It is time for many of our entertainers to do the same.

Send comments to levyl@hotmail.com.

ENDS


I have to agree with Leighton as I said in my introduction, take a look for example at Sizzla (one of the leading murder musicians) has a song (and several others)for a Rastafarian that is clear of its intent of execution style killing and bravado of same:

'Badman Fire Gunshot' track title

(Intro)
Badness mi profession and mi gun a black white
Talk bout dem a badman, a could a who dem a fool
In a class everyday dem go school
Watch out real gangsters fool

(Verse 1)
Well level tic a the clock
Extra clip over glock
When wi attack bullet attack
How wi do fool head back

Hey nuh gimmi nuh chat unuh a sprat
Unuh quat
When mi a roll wid mi gun led deh under frock
Come a run up yo mouth
Some a gun up you mouth
Bullet fly, blood a run out
Gun a pawn the face
I got my gun always
Bullet in yo head and meck it come through yo ears

(Chorus)
Tell dem wi bad like a wa plus real bwoy
Gangster deh fire guns hot and kill bwoy

Tell dem wi mad like a wa plus real bwoy
Gangster deh fire guns hot and kill bwoy

(Verse 2)
A nuh toy, dem still nuh seh nothing yet
Mi tell you everything dead when the but
ton press
You nuh hear bout dem
A copper supn get crock skull
Cut throat, brains fly, nothing less cause we’re the best
Anytime wi step to unuh a dreadful supn
Guns dem go off and him whole head missing
Bwoy dem full a chat and now dem dead like kitten
All over da bullet yah him damn name written
From dem seh war wi ready any day
From yo dis gangster you a go dead anyway
AK seh a the whole a dem a spray
Better yo gwaan a church and go pray

(Repeat Chorus)

(Verse 3)
From dem fight against the youths dem blessed and riches
Squelchy pon the turf a buby trap dem praises
Ambush still bwoy
Send dem a hospital meck gangsters full dem up a stitches
Yo bwal when da bullet yah run through yo head
Poison gunshot man pump through yo head
If you test Sizzla Colonji you know you a go dead
Fi mi gun mix up a copper and led

(Repeat Chorus)
(Repeat Verse 1)
(Repeat Chorus)


Such acts also try to justify their intent by claiming pressure on poor blacks (indeed gays/advocacy) from the paper Casting The First Stone: 

Locating the exceptionality of Jamaican homophobia
In Jamaican society, working-class and peasant (especially male) homosexuals face a high level of physical brutality, not infrequently including murder, as has recently been powerfully demonstrated by Robert Carr (2003). However, a certain clarity is required in characterizing and comparing Jamaica internationally in relation to homophobia. 

A difference between Jamaica and certainly the urban sector of metropolitan societies is undeniable and is largely explainable in terms of social change in the latter over recent decades. But neither in Jamaica nor in any other non-metropolitan society has a formal, systematic statistical study been conducted of the attacks and threats in all their variety such as might produce results constituting reliable evidence upon which to make well-founded comparison that might then provide a sound basis for declaring Jamaica the worst offender, or among the worst offenders, in this specific regard. 

Indeed, if the focus were to shift from homophobic violence onto homophobia more generally, there yet remains a very problematic basis for declaring Jamaica exceptional. In fact, Jamaican and other societies of the Caribbean combine their fierce social policing of homo/sexuality with a certain permissiveness, producing a situation to which Herbert Marcuse’s expression ‘repressive tolerance’ – suitably reinterpreted – may well be applicable. 

Rastafarians subscribe to the religious/biblical fundamentalist anti-homosexuality imperative riding on the old Sodom & Gommorah story as justification to call for the execution of gay men in particular.

also see:
Deejays seek Obama's help for visa ..... there are consequences for actions & words

Leave the Gays - Some Music industry insiders say artistes can focus on other things

More on the carnival & gays ........... A country of hypocrites!

Research suggests Murder Music is a predictor of homophobia in Jamaica

So Shaggy said 'Jamaicans aren't killing gays' & He is a Lesbian ...... really! 

Sizzla Rejects J-FLAG Olive Branch .......... oh really?



I-Wayne's "Burn Out Sodom" hits at gay adoption, homosexuality & accuses msms of paedophilia

Busy Signal's "We Nah Dweet" hits out at Down Low life & a certain Kartellic act

Elephant Man's "Wi nuh like gays" lyrics (flashback)

Artistes Afraid To Tackle Issues says the Gleaner .... including murder music

Dancehall meets house music: Is Tolerance already there in the fusion but unrecognised?

'Deejays and gay groups need to call a truce' - McKenzie

Other sides to Murder music - 'Informer' holds place of revulsion in Jamaican music (Gleaner article)

"Keep it to yuself mentality" on homosexuality

Murder Music Still available (Beenieman's 'That's Right) calls for execution of gay men 2009

Beenie Man's ”Battyman Fi Dead” 2006 Lyrics 

Peace and tolerance

H


Another 'Straight men, gays clash in HWT'

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Another brawl another day allegedly involving our displaced, homeless MSM/Trans (and some friends) collegeaues continue to spiral. So another incident involving alleged crimes committed by displaced MSM/Trans who are basically nomads in Kingston proper, especially since the removal of the populations from the Shoemaker Gully in the business district of New Kingston and then again another mini-clearance and warning prior to the arrival of President Obama's visit. 

They have scattered since and despite the removal of alleged miscreants from within the Kingston group it seems others are filling the slack (for survival or not it is wrong to steal); there was another reported incident by Devon House nearing the YMCA pool at the intersection of Old Hope Roads and Waterloo stop lights and a recently concluded matter in court of another phone stealing accusation was carried here: 

Teen robber fabricates 'gay story' but still lands in prison

The Star had as its headline yesterday:




People sent scampering during brawl

People were sent scampering at a plaza in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, on Wednesday when a vicious brawl broke out between several homosexual males and a group of other men.

Information reaching THE WEEKEND STAR is that shortly after midday, shoppers, storeowners and bystanders had to run for cover after the altercation began in a wholesale establishment where unsuspecting shoppers were conducting business.

The exact cause of the brawl was not ascertained, but investigations revealed that it may have started after one of the gay men was accused of stealing a cellular phone from a car at the plaza.

"Somebody go tell the loader man dem say the youth dem deh inna di wholesale ... then dem come round here and it start. A bare knife and other instruments draw! I have never seen anything like this," a storeowner told THE WEEKEND STAR.

Social media was also sent into a frenzy as persons who where at the scene posted episodes of what transpired, igniting further curiosity of persons seeking to know more.

One Facebook user posted, in relation to the brawl: "A piece a war a while ago over .... wid d straight man dem an' d gay - pure knife! No sah!."

Another user posted: "U know I was there when it started ... D loader men beat up one and took away his phone, and you know, someone there predict there will be war, smh."

When THE WEEKEND STAR visited the area yesterday, the hot topic on most person's lips was the gay-men-versus-straight-men brawl.

Some were reluctant to speak with the media, while some held nothing back.

A male who works on the plaza said, "Nuff people did frighten because a bare weapon. The man dem did haffi run weh di bwoy (gays) dem. Dem get some lick and run outa town. We nuh see dem come back."

When our news team contacted the St Andrew Central police, a senior officer confirmed that there was an incident at the plaza, resulting in the police being summoned to the area by a store owner.

ENDS

While I understand the need for the group using violence means as a means of protection so as to avoid attacks from homophobes when one of their own allegedly commits an infraction it must be brought home to them that anything can happen, I and others have tried to get the fellas to oust the suspected bad eggs from the group but given the arrangements on the street retribution from such persons maybe swift and cause even more displacement problems via the fracture in the groups or friendships.

Sadly our least amongst us are still spiraling with ugly public consequences and yet with promises and pretentious interest from politicians no real response has come forth from state and non-state actors.

I hope we don't hear of more of this kind of occurrence (said that multiple times before) and yet they just repeat themselves.

Peace and tolerance

H

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Top Ten Gays on Campus ........ Which One are You?

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I was reminded of this via Facebook recently from a three year old thread of which I had laughed so hard (hope you will when you read it). The stereotypical views especially on tertiary institutions is as old as profiling itself. After all campuses are a mix or microcosm of general society.

I decided to re-share it partially edited with photos added for some light humour for a change given the serious entries prior.

TOP TEN GAYS ON CAMPUS....... which one is u?


1. THE DL HOMOPHOBE – 
He can spot any gay guy anywhere at anytime. He always has something negative to say to or about the gay guy, but in reality he just wants the gay boy’s attention. Homophobes are usually attracted to masculine gay men as the feminine ones will blow their cover. Also Statistics show that the HOMOPHOBES are the messiest of them all.

2. THE AVERAGE STR8 GUY - 
This is the most difficult type to detect. He’s the typical straight guy, he loves sports, he adores cars, he can fix almost everything….nothing out of the ordinary till u walk in on him doing something with a dude. We call these men TRADES. You had no clue they were gay…and chances are they can teach the OPENLY gay guys a few tricks.


3. The SUPER DL NINJA – 
This is the guy who is TERRIFIED of people having the slightest clue he is gay. He will surf gay chatlines and send people to a dozen different websites until he finally reveals himself. The kind of guy that meets you on the docks at night…you sleep with him… and if you see him in public again he will DENY your existence.

(not an actual couple but representative of the line item below)

4. THE DL COUPLE – 
Now this is the most prevalent type of gay guys on campus. Two guys that always hang out together, they maybe work out buddies, members of the same fraternity, same sports team or school organization….Chances are if you see one the other is close behind and if you see one alone…….he’s on his way to the other. THEY ARE A COUPLE. No straight guy will spent 90% of his day with another guy unless they are in Iraq and that’s a whole nother story child.


5. MR DON’T ASK DON’T TELL – 
IF YOU AINT ASKING HE AINT TELLIN…SHIT EVEN IF YOU ASK HE AINT TELLIN. This is the guy in class you always suspected but never had any concrete proof to nail him. Unfortunately for you that you cant nail him….but every other dude on campus is…….OKAAAAAAAY!!!
(I deliberately used Michael Sam and his coming out that shocked many as he bears no stereotypical imagery to suspect him)

6. THE AVERAGE GAY GUY – 
He is professional, a great friend, a honor student, your RA, that guy that’s in the ROTC. He is awesome everyone on campus knows him all the girls have a crush on him…..you invite him out one night and he comes with a dude he introduces as his BOYFRIEND………..yes your honor student is in a relationship with a man and as popular as he is he managed to keep his personal life out of the spotlight. This is what most gay people should aspire to be like.

 the overly attentive man to his look, metrosexual anyone?

7. THE PRETTY BOI – 
This is the guy that looks better than 50% of the girls on campus. He wears designer clothes, has a body to die for..usually light skinned or Hispanic, hair you wish you had has the accessories of a typical pretty boi (contacts, earrings, photoshopped). You can find them prancing around your local mall or around town. They are usually conceited and not very nice.

(typical hip dude)

8. THE TRENDSETTER – 
They are the social mecca of fashion and social rituals. They start the latest trends, know the latest songs and the matching dances, knows your business before you do, and pretty much puts you out there. Only down side is that they are either fat, darker than sin and 9/10 BUTT UGLY.
this guy had two Louis Vuitton shoulder bags ...

9. THE HALF AND HALF – 
Have you ever seen a guy with tight jeans, a purse and couldn’t be more feminine and you wonder…. Why doesn’t he be a transsexual and get over with it. He wears girl jeans, a tank top, makeup and a purse big enough to fit a piano. They are usually bitter because nobody wants to be seen with them…unless they are HALF AND HALF TOO.
u better werQ Miss Ru ..... she is not obnoxious though 

butch queen voguing like a femme queen ..... legendary Pepper from back in the day of ballrooms in New York

10. THE OBNOXIOUS QUEEN - 
He greets you with a HEEEEEEEEEEEEEY GIIIIIRRRL!!! He refers to people as MISS THANG, he is the loudest motherfucker you have ever met, flirts with anything that breathes and is a club addict. Ladies and Gentlemen…this is THE POSTERCHILD FOR GAY. You can spot him on the map, his sexuality is as big as Texas and he doesn’t care who knows. In fact he wants you to know so he can have you next… RUN CHILD RUN…..

ENDS

I am none of them lol

Does any of the 10 categories match you or anyone you know?

I am more a Willi Ninja type (for purposes of this post) as in my hayday that was the imagery and behavioural presentation I naturally came into, I can easily pass publicly and serve it fiercely on the danceloor or in a battle with another queen or so.


“Butch Queen Realness,” a walking category, is the ability to pass as a masculine, heterosexual male beyond the ballroom walls, while emulating “European Runway” . The ideal was embracing effeminacy from a fashion magazine construct and re-affirming ones identity and comfort in that identity reaching towards divadom.

Finally some related podcasts regarding stereotypes, effemophobia and national homo-negativity:



Peace and tolerance

H

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I Bet Deafening Silence from Religious Anti Gay Voices ...... Preacher served summons during service for alleged fraud

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So like many other reports before where pastors find themselves in questionable charges coupled with grave societal ills will not get any public comment from the likes of Jamaica CAUSE, Lawyers' Christian Fellowship and Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (the latter's leader on radio claimed homosexuality is not normal recently). A series of serious allegations against men of the cloth have been coming to light with everything from sexual abuse to fraud as this latest charge shows:

The weekly Wednesday service at a church in Spanish Town, St Catherine, was recently disrupted when a bailiff stepped in and slapped a senior clergy member with a summons.

The service had been going on for several hours on April 8, when about 1:30 p.m. the bailiff entered with a summons for the female preacher.

According to a source, the clergy member had been collecting the day's offering when the bailiff appeared.

It is said that when the bailiff at first attempted to serve the summons, he was greeted with resistance. There was said to be an argument between both parties before the preacher eventually took the document.

The summons, the source said, was served on the preacher after an issue developed between her and an ex-member of the church about money in a partner scheme.

When THE STAR spoke with the ex-member she stated that she had no choice but to seek the legal redress.

"Yes, I was a member of the church in 2013, and was throwing partner of $1,000 weekly. I stopped throwing and demanded back my money and still can't get it," the disgruntled ex-member said.

She said that it was as a result of being unable to collect back her $22,000 that she sought the assistance of the bailiff.

THE STAR was able to see the documents for the matter which confirmed that the case will appear in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court (Civil Division) on May 16.

ENDS

The selectivity on issues is glaring by the aforementioned groups and previous entries on this blog have brought to bear alongside podcast to similar effect. One wonders why some persons join the church if only to hide under the guise of trust while exploiting all kinds of avenues for gain. They give a bad name to leaders who are really genuine yet fanatics remain mum.

Podcasts (prior to the HWT protest)

Forming The Ass With Anti-Gay Rhetoric





"Tell Me Pastor" cautious on Down Low complaint .

Seventh Day Adventist pastor & psychologist recommends restorative therapy & says homosexuality is a disorder


Shirley Richards breaks silence .......... "Sustain Buggery Law!"

Other search results(may appear different depending on your location and browser used)

The church now claims what has happened in other countries where supposed religious voices are legally persecuted for either opposing or speaking out on homosexuality will eventually lead to their speech labelled as hate speech. Recent court cases in the UK have been sited as benchmarks for this so called inevitable abuse of Christians. Case in point: Espeut, West says “Homophobia” was invented to abuse Christians as hate speech sometimes I wonder if persons do not speak their own doom into reality, what a lovely way to give the very secular and supposed anti-Christ all the ammunition they need?
 
I had warned about the clouding of the issues regarding religion versus LGBT rights:




A letter in the Gleaner today I have to in some sense agree with where it read in part:


THE EDITOR, Sir:

In his column 'Jesus, Obama and gays', published in The Gleaner of April 14, 2015, the fact that Pastor Smallwood deliberately omitted one of the most significant portions of the St John 8 passage he quoted speaks volumes to his real motive.

For those who have an interest in promoting truth, here is what the passage says: "When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, if any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her. Again he stooped down to write on the ground. At this, those who heard began to go away, one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus alone was left with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, woman where are they? Has no one condemned you? No, sir, she said.

Then neither do I condemn you, Jesus declared. GO AND LEAVE YOUR LIFE OF SIN" (John 8:7-11).

The pastor's omission of the latter part of the dialogue between Jesus and the woman is deliberate because he knows that if he had included it, his purpose would have been completely demolished.

It is the belief of all true Bible students that the death and resurrection of Christ have made available to all men the ability to overcome every sinful habit. Indeed, that is why he died.

It is truly heart-rending to see someone who calls himself/herself a pastor joining ranks with those who have vowed to perpetuate the lie that those who oppose homosexuality are promoting hate and intolerance.

Is it possible for these gay apologists to understand that those of us who serve Christ with a pure heart understand very well that if we do not love all men with the same fervency and understanding that we display in our opposition to homosexuality, we would be 'serving' Christ in vain?

CASHLEY BROWN
cashleybrown@yahoo.com 

ENDS

What would Jesus do?

Peace and tolerance

H


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

JCSC Highlights Danger Of Debate About Buggery Law Leading To Social Strife(Repost)

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Originally Published on Monday, 07 July 2014 07:15pm given the developments in the last hours I thought it prudent to repost this from the JCSC as anti gay activists Lawyers' Christian Fellowship clashed with activists. See this Washington Blade report: LGBT rights raised during Summit of the Americas


Tensions erupted between Jamaican Christian representatives and gay rights lobbyists during a forum at the 7th Summit of the Americas in Panama last week.

Jamaica was accused of promoting violence against persons based on their sexual orientation.

According to one Jamaican representative in attendance, the forum erupted after she sought to defend Jamaica as a country with deep religious values.

Helene Coley-Nicholson was one member of a Jamaican group of civil society activists attending the summit in Panama City.

She was there as President of the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship, LCF.

During a forum that was supposed to be focused on Citizen Participation, tensions erupted between the LGBTI lobbyists and Christian groups, including the LCF.

According to Mrs. Coley-Nicholson, a transgender spokesperson presented a series of prepared recommendations.

These included a call for non-discrimination and recognition of all types of families, including same-sex families, as well as punishment for states that do not take affirmative action on behalf of LGBTI people.

Mrs. Coley-Nicholson says she was also opposed to the attempt to dictate to sovereign states, what type of government they should have.

She says the LGBTI lobbyists didn’t react well to that response.

Although they were unable to agree on a single position, the LBGTI group’s recommendations were removed from the document.

The group instead drafted a document seeking to protect the religious views of persons.

The document was presented to the 35 Heads of State at the Summit.


here is the repost element:




Jamaica Civil Society Coalition
2 Fagan Avenue | Kingston 8
Ph: (876)-755-3668|Fax: (876)-925-6422
jamaicacsc@gmail.com
www.jamaicacsc.com

July 1, 2014

For Immediate Release



JCSC HIGHLIGHTS DANGER OF DEBATE ABOUT BUGGERY LAW LEADING TO SOCIAL STRIFE 


The Jamaica Civil Society Coalition is deeply concerned about the manner in which the current debate about the repeal or retention of the sections of the Offences against the Person Act related to anal intercourse is being conducted. We urge all the individuals, groups and organisations involved to advocate their cause in a manner which reflects a greater spirit of mutual respect and consideration. 



Whatever our differences we are all Jamaicans and we must find a way to live peaceably together in our island space. Every Jamaican citizen is deserving of a hearing and of equal protection under the law of the land and under the principles of human rights to which we are signatories. We must not allow the point and counterpoint which is a hallmark of a democratic process to become a vehicle for intimidation. 



We need to bring an end to inflammatory and dismissive statements and to the stigmatization of entire groups based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, religious convictions or other difference of whatever kind. Indeed, such approaches invariably lead to social strife as well as intentional and unintentional harm. Some of us can recall the injustice meted out to those who in times past espoused views or acted in ways contrary to those deemed acceptable to the majority. 



We, in all our diversity, share a common humanity. None of us is well served by the hard line, condemnatory or disrespectful tone of many utterances on the topic. We must exercise care that we do not create divisions so deep that we lose the potential for working together on some of the many other challenges we face as a nation. 

We call on all the actors in the debate to set an example of leadership grounded in a willingness to permit all voices to be heard.

ENDS


 Carol Narcisse founding member of JCSC also had an interesting debate with persons from the antigay groups:


Sadly here we are again this old familiar place where the LCF had successfully got removed the only discrimination clause covering sexual orientation during the Charter of Rights Debate in 1999 and onwards. The the group was led by none other than Shirley Richards. click her name for more, she has trained Ms Nicholson well it seems and to think she was once on the tolerance side.

here is Mrs Nicholson follow up interview on Nationwide pretending to have concerns about rights for all, the tone of her scholarship here has changed and is not at pressing as before, has some changes been forced on anti gay grous such as this as they are seen as confrontational?:



She wore a T-shirt emblazened with the words "CHRISTIAN" changing the essence of their advocacy to one of a victim of pressure towards religious voices.

Sadly Jesus must be looking in horror at this modern day Pharisees twisting the word, the Bible and original God centered principles for their own ends.

also see my previous podcasts prior to the issue they used to solidify their anti gay advocacy:







Real tolerance anyone?

How long is this going to continue?


JAMAICA CIVIL SOCIETY COALITION’S CHAIR ON “CHURCH CAN’T TAKE REFUGE IN BUGGERY LAW”


The False Dichotomy of the religious right on the LGBT advocacy Godlessness

Church claims future victimization if buggery is decriminalized in Jamaica 

Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society continues its “HIV is a gay disease” campaign with more deception added
Dr Wayne West’s continued intellectual dishonesty ...

Jamaican Pastor says the LGBT issue is not about rights but acceptance of lifestyle 







The church now claims what has happened in other countries where supposed religious voices are legally persecuted for either opposing or speaking out on homosexuality will eventually lead to their speech labelled as hate speech. Recent court cases in the UK have been sited as benchmarks for this so called inevitable abuse of Christians. Case in point: Espeut, West says “Homophobia” was invented to abuse Christians as hate speech sometimes I wonder if persons do not speak their own doom into reality, what a lovely way to give the very secular and supposed anti-Christ all the ammunition they need?
I had warned about the clouding of the issues regarding religion versus LGBT rights:



Will these voices ever actually evolve on this genuinely?

Only time will tell.

Peace and tolerance




Lloyd D'Aguilar on The Church Preaching Itself Out Of Relevance in Jamaica

Shame On Church - Clergyman Charges Christians To Focus On Serious Crimes, Not Anti-Gay Protest

Gay Canadian pastors optimistic Ja will repeal buggery law while local JCHS group says no way

Dr Wayne West’s continued intellectual dishonesty on fisting felching & chariot racing by homosexuals in Jamaica

Father of gay son to religious groups: Focus on the real problem guys

Shame On Church - Clergyman Charges Christians To Focus On Serious Crimes, Not Anti-Gay Protest

Cruising Community Challenges.......... Geographical Changes Continue in 2015

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The last time I had a chance to sit down and compile a post on this subset of the MSM community especially in Kingston and St Catherine we saw a murder of stalwart known as “Portland;” (he was from the parish) then the repeated clashes with displaced and homeless MSM/Transgender nomadic populations who for survival purposes rely on commercial or transactional sex work and often clash with regular cruisers and who are more interested in hitting it and moving on without payment in cash and kind. They often mistake such cruisers (usually very masculine men) as potential customers and the overlap has come with negative outcomes.


Effeminacy in the homeless/displaced (and their friends) populations is also not an attractive feature for sexual interest as most cruisers tend to be hypermasculine or at least not effeminate in public for reasons of safety hence the occasional clashes often very public these days and has a homophobic feel to them so as to embarrass the ‘queens’ or ‘she-he’ as they are labelled for example; seeing that the spots where outdoor sex and cruising take place are located in near remote spots in suburbia. Cross dressers clash with other cruisers (previously not used to having this most visible overlap in previous years) repeatedly which is the essence of my creation of this post and other continuing geographical changes to the ever shrinking and “crowded” areas that were once fairly comfortable are gone or so adjusted that it is virtually impossible for hook-ups and the thrills that come with such sex seeking behaviours.

The local authorities especially in downtown Kingston and the New Kingston business district (Shoemaker Gully and other unoccupied spaces for CSW) via the Kingston & St Andrew Corporation, KSAC have been eliminating spaces for beautification, public order and security purposes as the repeated cases of crimes allegedly committed by homeless MSM/transgender persons and despite the arrest and pending court cases also sentencing of at least two of them the rest of the ever increasing numbers of displaced groups leave long time expert cruisers livid about the interruptions in their sexual seeking behaviours.

Earlier this month a major clash resulting in several bruises and damage to personal items of a homeless diva led to the involvement of the authorities in downtown so much so that a bulldozer was used to demolish or flatten an area some of the displaced youth had taken up in the daytime for rest and cooking meals. This geographical change seems to be the final straw for some as the cruisers are grumbling angrily, I ran into one in Half Way Tree recently who I have had sexual encounters with and he presented his case strongly complaining bitterly that the “good spot dem gone bossy; we nuh have noweh fi go f*** again,” (the good spots are gone my friend; we have nowhere to have sex again) he also commented on the ‘realness’ or effeminate presentations of some of the group which while he appreciates their natural disposition he is not comfortable with public displays of same as it may affect or challenge his security when exposed.

So public was the clash between the cross dresser and the cruiser that led to the population change that a crowd had gathered in laughter as the cross dresser who was partially dressed at the time of the arrival of the authorities and who was led away became the centre of the effemophobic episode aided and abetted in part by the angry man who then realized his regular space would be gone for him. He took on a more public homophobic stance as a means to embarrass and belittle the cross dresser as he could not out rightly say he was same sex attracted or practising and that this ‘queen’ was interrupting his sex seeking or aphrodisiac fix.

I have also found some of the cruisers who are also bisexuals find such outdoor sexual seeking behaviours as part of their persona and is so important for such persons that they will defend any interruption to the hilt even employing a public homophobic stance or presentation as an embarrassing technique to cause removal or non-engagement of their territory in question. Bearing in mind that territorialism is also a part of cruising as operators find comfort or seek to revisit particular spaces where a previously successful sexual hookup took place.

Legendary Geographical Spots Gone

Geographical changes as evidence in previous posts some of which were major have made once legendary areas for decades (older gay men/crusiers can attest to it via oral histories)one can recall the now JUTC bus terminus in Spanish Town which was once an old defunct rice mill left unoccupied for years and used by men of all types for quick sex, it attracted not only hypermasculine types seeking a quickie but also middle class professionals as well who would visit the KFC store just across the street tying in the transactional component to the commercial sex activity loosely tied to sexual seeking behaviours. There were a few incidents of persons being caught at that spot and it lost some of its lustre eventually prior to the construction of the bus par/taxi stand and eventually the Bashco store.

Downtown as hinted to above has since major reductions in hunting space for quick sex and the latest incident had once again caused a great reduction in interest as news spread by other users of the space, the loss of the old buildings along the west Kingston stretch (old garment factories) the influx of vending practices going eastwards towards Princess Streets which were once policed by cruisers who were serious about their craft and did not entertain interference to their practice.

St Catherine has since seen a seismic shift in outdoor sex seeking patterns for the past year as major ongoing construction work of the new highway 2000 has literally shifted the pattern and area that was once free for decades (again older men can give oral histories) for unimpeded hook-ups have all moved southwards from the river bed, men from neighbouring middle class communities and new gated schemes would seek quickies with other hyper-masculine types from nearby informal communities; if not by hook-ups then basic eye candy satisfaction as the latter MSM subgroup also bathe by the river hence attracting men who like male nudity in public and who admire from afar (declaring interest here). Persons are also now being forced to take home their ‘catch’ or using guest houses and hotels that allow males sharing a room for a night (very limited) as it were instead of an adrenaline driven quickie which is almost addictive.

Western Jamaica is not to outdone with cruising, Montego Bay in particular as an old incident was one of the catalysts to changes as well to geographic locations once used for long periods of time by cruisers and commercial sex workers. Beach front properties that were once free for frolic now are being eaten up by hoteliers and cordoned off by walls with fees being applied for entry, similar clashes with subgroups under the MSM umbrella as observed in Kingston also have had an impact on sex seeking patterns and also include homeless MSM/Transgender populations who rely on selling sex services for income and who sometimes mistake cruisers for potential customers, the imperatives of both subgroups vary. Cruisers are not necessarily entertaining of buying sex they tend to do so as a last resort if the hunting experience has not resulted in a natural hook-up with another man with similar sexual seeking imperatives which is not a guarantee when one goes out to fulfil those urges. There is the issue of practices in such hook-ups as penetration in the outdoors is not a major feature for cruisers as the major goal is to hit it and quit it so non penetrative practices are more favoured such as oral sex, partnered masturbation and even voyeurism which watching other men play with each other, the concerns for the length of time while engaging one’s catch is crucial without being caught or nearly caught (a type of psychological aphrodisiac).

Eastern Jamaica has had some issues I am told last year the beach and open space reduction also has had an impact especially in Portland, challenges in terms of transportation to get to the spaces that exist is one then the ones located in towns and parish capitals are also shrinking as development takes over. Renovation of old buildings, demolition of others, similar clashes of subgroups under the MSM umbrella as in Kingston to include effeminate and homeless persons as well is major features.

Negril has it unique cruising arrangements as one of the tourism spots and a few private resorts who understand the sexual seeking behaviours try to accommodate such while making income from interested parties as part of the market. Sex tourism is mainly an underground activity in as far as MSM populations are concerned; I have had requests via email mostly for such services and inquiry of their availability; men from other countries do seek pleasure from other men of different extraction (the typical belief that black men are more endowed and are aggressive in bed is a major driver). One small property allows full nudity and guests are allowed to mingle openly (no outdoor sex) while on property; the operator a year ago while allowing such freedom warns guests about outward displays of affection in public, engaging locals by mistake as those can lead to a homophobic backlash.

The St Ann impact

St Ann also has a similar beach reduction space problem and small resorts tapping into the international cruising market. A report only a day ago of a space nearing a market in Ocho Rios once used by cruisers successfully for years that has turned into a disturbing paedophile ring spot for sex slaves with children as young as 11 years old from all over the island are brought in, a group conducting a study on behalf of the child development agency revealed the preliminary findings to a media house. Now that the space’s use has changed cruisers have to seek alternatives which are few for them.


The murder of Clifton Bailey aka Paul at a popular hotel in the parish also had a serious dent in the cruising circles as he was a point man in making hook-ups possible. He was also known for knowing the good spots where to find fun although limited due to the ruralness of the parish so spaces are few and far in between. Other influentials have since retreated it seems while others have migrated to other parishes or overseas so one has to hunt or explore for oneself to learn the new dispensations that now obtain. (Need to update myself on this parish though)

Homophobic or the appearance of homophobic attacks by feuding cruisers

Unconfirmed reports of a handcart man who was caught masturbating with another man in the downtown area very early one morning had come to light in 2014, the men were said to be by a light post on a lonely lane nearing the market district and were chased away by men who were alerted by one of the mobbers who saw the men moving suspiciously.

A corroborated report that of two cruisers who clashed over a ‘catch’ in a space that has been fought over before and as both interested parties tried to get the ‘catch’s’ attention he lost interest and left the scene and in disappointment both hunters ended up in a verbal spat with both men accusing each other in a very public way of being ‘battybois;’ strangely the origin of the argument did not make it to the audience who were in earshot of the exchange based on reports.

Another case where a cross dresser (separate from the aforementioned) was beaten with a machete by a taxi man who had parked his car some distance away and came to a spot also downtown for pleasure seeking but the cross dresser ended up somehow annoying the man and he returned to his car for the weapon where he confronted the diva and gave some sounds slaps.

Territorialism is a feature as well for cruisers as space becomes limited it is a case of who gets to the particular spot on time and finds a potential hook-up, that too has caused some unease and a minor stone throwing incident in November 2014 brought to bear. Reports at the time suggested that two more masculine men one a vendor clashed over a spot they both patrol occasionally and one came on the scene to find another already occupying the space which did not sit kindly for both parties and an argument ensued. Stones were hurled by the vendor to try to free the area so he could have the space for himself.

Tradition Changes

Lewd conduct

Traditional bathroom hunting practices as done in more developed countries as a feature of their MSM sexual seeking psychology and once was a practice here by more middle class to affluent gay/bi men has just about died out as incidents over time have caused operator of plazas, public lavatories and other buildings have employed more stringent security rules thus blocking such avenues for hunting. 


One can remember the lavatories in a plaza in New Kingston that became infamous for hunting and three persons featured in that space, the late Howard aka as ‘Brown Buck’ for his penile prowess, masculinity and his willingness to perform oral sex on others despite the role play beliefs that masculine men do not find themselves in such passive roles.

Impact of crime/domanship on outdoor sexual seeking patterns for MSM

The rise in crimes and shootings also nearby the shrinking hunting spots also is a challenge, police raids in response, fear of being shot or caught have also caused some delayed decision making or alternate area seeking for such pleasurable engagement. 

In fact the impact of such crimes has been allegedly felt by the cruisers as one person who was killed in 2013 was said to be a well endowed member of the group. Newer persons seeking to get their hands on the lucrative extortion racket while filling the donmanship vacuum in downtown has had some impact on the practices as point persons operate in the area to get access to vendors and stores to collect the ‘taxes’ these mini dons monitor roads and spaces and it is alleged they also watch bushed areas with technological devices. 

While they are aware of male to male sexual seeking behaviours they ignore it in some respects as the spaces are outside of certain invisible borders that fall in the extortion zone.

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Old rules allegedly laid down by previous dons such as Dudus Coke and Zeeks in their hayday are carried on still which include the non attack of persons within these invisible borders even if questionable activity is suspected. An incident in 2009 proved it to me as a man who left a space after a successful encounter with another man but who was observed by two other thugs was trailed by them crossing the imaginary border. It was at that point the men sought to attack the man in a homophobic sense leaving him with bruises as he ran away from his attackers. Let us not forget the problems Zeeks has found himself in – accused of murdering a an while he was performing oral sex on him.

‘Decoys’ have also infiltrated the populations it seems though not in large numbers as on the face of it a series of robberies and intimidatory actions by some although maybe same sex attracted or practicing their imperative seems more to rob persons under the guise of a hunt or hook-up.

I have since reduced my outdoor fun for now as my LGBT work, blogging and research has occupied a lot of my time and a minor injury in August (voguing too much lol) and another in October 2014 had slowed down my outs and abouts for pleasure but I am concerned about the changes and challenges though.

Safe hunting if you do in the outdoors, gay cruising traditionally prior to the advent of social media and connections being made far more easier and quicker was for men who could not socialize openly given our homo-negative culture, inability to openly cohabit as men with sexual interest at certain social class level and hence has become a tool for sexual engagement seeking I have discovered but even as the social media revolution has an impact on it there is something about the thrill of the hunt (especially when successful) and element of danger which drives the adrenaline rush for cruisers thus the desire to repeat the exercise in their lifetime.

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The loss of a long-timer tragically ...... The Portland murder


Some cruising challenges ...... 2011






from sister blog GLBTQ Jamaica:
Security ........... a discussion

The Cruising community’s dilemma 2011



More snags for the cruising community in 2013


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Dancehall has certainly been very clear where it stands when it comes to this issue with various songs voicing clear condemnation of this lifestyle. Currently, quite a few artistes are facing continuous protests because of their anti-gay lyrics. Even the law makers are involved in the gayness as there have been several calls for the repeal of the buggery law. Recently Parliament announced plans to review the Sexual Offences Act which, I am sure, will no doubt address homosexuality. Jamaica has been described as a homophobic nation. The question I want to ask is: What are we afraid of? There are usually many reasons why homosexuality is such a pain in the a@. Here are some of the more popular arguments MORE HERE

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In a shocking move JFLAG decided not to invite or include homeless MSM in their IDAHO activity for 2013 thus leaving many in wonderment as to the reason for their existence or if the symposium was for "experts" only while offering mere tokenism to homeless persons in the reported feeding program. LISTEN TO THE AUDIO ENTRY HERE sad that the activity was also named in honour of one of JFLAG's founders who joined the event via Skype only to realize the issue he held so dear in his time was treated with such disrespect and dishonor. Have LGBT NGOs lost their way and are so mainstream they have forgotten their true calling?

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also see all the posts in chronological order by date from Gay Jamaica Watch HERE and GLBTQ Jamaica HERE

GLBTQJA (Blogger): HERE

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a. Make a phone call: to a lawyer or relative or anyone

b. Ask to see a lawyer immediately: if you don’t have the money ask for a Duty Council

c. A Duty Council is a lawyer provided by the state

d. Talk to a lawyer before you talk to the police

e. Tell your lawyer if anyone hits you and identify who did so by name and number

f. Give no explanations excuses or stories: you can make your defense later in court based on what you and your lawyer decided

g. Ask the sub officer in charge of the station to grant bail once you are charged with an offence

h. Ask to be taken before a justice of The Peace immediately if the sub officer refuses you bail

i. Demand to be brought before a Resident Magistrate and have your lawyer ask the judge for bail

j. Ask that any property taken from you be listed and sealed in your presence

Cases of Assault:An assault is an apprehension that someone is about to hit you

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3) Critical evidence must be gathered as to the injuries received which may include a Doctor’s report of the injuries.

4) The description must be clearly stated; describing injuries directly and identifying them clearly, show the doctor the injuries clearly upon the visit it must be able to stand up under cross examination in court.

5) Misguided evidence threatens the credibility of the witness during a trial; avoid the questioning of the witnesses credibility, the tribunal of fact must be able to rely on the witness’s word in presenting evidence

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Battle Lines Javed Jaghai versus the state & the Jamaica Buggery Law



Originally aired on CVM TV December 8th 2013, apologies for some of the glitches as the source feed was not so hot and it kept dropping from source or via the ISP, NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED and is solely for educational and not for profit use and review. The issue of the pending legal challenge in the Constitutional Court in Jamaica as filed by Javed Jaghai an outspoken activist who happens also to be openly aetheist.

The opposing sides are covered as well such as
The Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society
The Love March
Movement Jamaica

The feature seems destined for persons who are just catching up to the issues and repositioning JFLAG in particular in the public domain as their image has taken a beating in some respects especially on the matter of the homeless MSM front. They need to be careful that an elitist perception is not held after this after some comments above simplistic discourse, the use of public agitation as beneath some folks and the obvious overlooking of the ordinary citizen who are realy the ones who need convincing to effect the mindset change needed and the national psyche's responses to homosexuality in general.


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Alleged Gay Vice Principal Story & Securing Personal Digital Data




some angry residents reacting to the matter nearing the school

Another case of persons not managing their personal pictures and other materials via devices so much so that they end up making the rounds on social media. Such was the case of the Vice Principal - Mr. Wellington, who’s substantive post at the school is Vice Principal, told Nationwide news centre that he’s the victim of a cybercrime.

He says the images have been tampered with.


Dervon Wellington, Acting Principal of the Christiana High School in Manchester speaking to Nationwide’s Abka Fitz-Henley said but the shots looked quite clear to most and not photoshopped as is being contested.

In the meantime the Chairman of the Board of Christiana High, Calvin Lyn says a meeting was being organized then in December to address an issue which he says has implications for the institution.

All in all the gentlemen involved have since relocated overseas to avoid issues but a word to the wise is sufficient secure ones personal digital materials so that they do not get leaked, or hacked or stolen and then inadvertently find themselves online.

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SEE the CVM TV report HERE