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Two More 'Alleged' Gay Men Mobbed In Jamaica: VIDEO

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Fierce homophobia and anti-gay violence have been on the rise in Jamaica. With multiple instances of murder and anti-gay mob violence making their way into the headlines in the last month alone, the Caribbean island nation is certainly living up to its distinction as one of the most homophobic places on the planet. This most recent report of two men taking refuge in a police station from an angry mob, just for being perceived as gay, is a continuation of this disturbing trend. 

Anti-Gay JamaicaThe incident took place on August 23rd in the small town of Old Harbour, St. Catherine. Two men were involved in an automobile accident, but had to make a swift exit when several residents accused them of being gay. An angry mob broke out shortly therafter, forcing the two men to take refuge inside of a nearby police station. The mob reportedly grew as the men continued to take refuge inside, and demanded that police hand the two of them over. Local police had to escort the two men to safety before the mob began to disperse. 

This incident illustrated precisely how hostile of an environment LGBT people face in Jamaica, since the simple accusation of homosexuality was enough to start a mob. This is not the first time such an incident has happened, either. Previously, five men had to barricade themselves inside of a house and protect themselves from a mob, simply because they "appeared to be gay". 

Watch a report from local news, via Jamaican LGBT News ... AFTER THE JUMP...



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  1. I feel so trebly sorry for LGBT in Jamaica.

    Posted by: hUGHES | Aug 30, 2013 9:03:43 AM

  2. Many LGBT organizations have been working for years to warn about the dangers of Jamaica while trying to get refugee status for LGBT who want to escape the island

    Posted by: T.J | Aug 30, 2013 9:04:30 AM

  3. Does the U.S grant refuge visas to GLBT in Jamaica

    Posted by: Mark | Aug 30, 2013 9:05:06 AM

  4. awful in so many ways.

    Posted by: Beree | Aug 30, 2013 9:05:17 AM

  5. LCR's; Foreign Countries have a RIGHT to discriminate and hassle and kill LGBTs at will.

    All Other Gays; LGBTs have a right to live safely in any country they live in. And if they can't, extend visas.

    What's wrong with this picture?

    If you said Self-Loathing Republicans - You Win!

    Posted by: dean | Aug 30, 2013 9:22:22 AM

  6. Iran of the Caribbean

    Posted by: Knock | Aug 30, 2013 9:52:27 AM

  7. This is disgusting. What can we do about it?

    Posted by: Zeta | Aug 30, 2013 11:11:03 AM

  8. that guy behind the one in the red shirt, I just want to punch that smug look out of him & then beat the stupid out the other one.

    Posted by: Hordak | Aug 30, 2013 11:24:08 AM

  9. I know it's un=PC, but Jamaica was not ready for independence in 1965 and even more so today.
    That country's political parties are criminal street gangs and what civil society there was there has decamped to South Florida a long time ago.

    Posted by: chasmader | Aug 30, 2013 12:16:22 PM

  10. There is a good chance the the people in the thumbnail image for the video have an IQ of about 66. Now you can jump up and down and complain about IQ and the reasons for it, but the bottom line is that you are dealing with people who are clinically retarded who are also quite possibly inebriated. Not a good mix.

    Posted by: Hagatha | Aug 30, 2013 12:31:52 PM

  11. My dog is more civilized than most of the people in that video.

    Posted by: NYCer | Aug 30, 2013 2:02:20 PM

  12. @NYCER Most dogs are more civilized than MOST humans in society today. Watch the news for 10 minutes in any city and that fact is reaffirmed.

    Posted by: M.J | Aug 30, 2013 2:35:35 PM

  13. savages. Effing savages in that vile crowd.

    Posted by: Junior | Aug 30, 2013 2:38:14 PM

  14. Is it worse to be gay or "alleged" to be gay? For these purposes looks like alleged is enough.

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 30, 2013 2:51:56 PM

  15. Yes, MJ, I agree. I live in SF, and EVERY single night on the news is "Today in Oakland, ___ people were shot and killed. Also, in Oakland..."
    It's pretty sad, but you get easily de-sensitized from it. It's a desperate place. But I lose sympathy when they try to enact police policies like Stop and Frisk, and the community protests against it because it "unfairly targets" minorities. Ok - so don't use stop and frisk. Have fun killing yourselves. You might die, but at least you'll be PC!

    Posted by: James | Aug 30, 2013 3:04:46 PM

  16. These are the people the Democrats want to flood America with. Open-Borders Immigration!! Green Cards for Everybody!! Help Speed up turning the USA into a Third World hell hole.

    Posted by: Roger | Aug 30, 2013 4:21:43 PM

  17. Roger, we're sadly already doing that. I live in California, which used to be a cool place. Mellow people. Great beaches. Movies stars. Laid back attitudes.

    Now it's an over-crowded, under-funded bankrupt nightmare. Half the people don't speak English. Single moms with 8 kids each, flooding hospitals and schools with kids they can't afford.

    It's sad - what a place it used to be vs. what it has become.

    Posted by: Sean | Aug 30, 2013 5:05:34 PM

  18. Ignorant primitives.

    Posted by: jarago | Aug 30, 2013 5:33:30 PM

  19. GET OUT OF CALIFORNIA ! I did ! I've never been so happy !

    Now, as for Jamaica...

    How did it get this way ? Oh yeah, oops !

    Posted by: NVTodd | Aug 30, 2013 5:44:46 PM

  20. Uganda has a colony in the Caribbean. But they don't need a law to kill gays.

    Posted by: SAYTHETRUTH | Aug 30, 2013 6:01:42 PM

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