Oh, and did we mention that the angry mobs also drop in on funerals?
Not even funerals are safe for gays. A year ago, just down the road
from the disrupted dinner party, a gay businessman’s funeral was
interrupted by a mob that gathered outside the church. The mob,
outraged that effeminate mourners wearing tight pants and shirts had
dared to show up, threw bottles and rocks through the church’s windows,
then barged inside and ordered that the service be stopped.
Anyway, we always sort of knew this about Jamaica, and in fact The Times has too, having published a story about gay cruises avoiding Jamaica in 2006 and another story 13 years ago advising gay travelers. But the point they seem to making is that it’s getting even worse for gay residents, and they quote a man named Gareth, a former head of an island gay organization, who has emigrated to Toronto.
“Here, I’m no longer living in fear,” he said in a telephone interview
from Toronto. “I’m finally able to be myself, to be an out gay man.”
So, to recap: Don’t travel to Jamaica, and if you’re gay and live there and can possibly manage it, get out.
And while we’re at it and feeling servicey, here’s a few other places you might want to avoid lest you be beaten and/or murdered:
Attacks Show Easygoing Jamaica Is Dire Place for Gays (NY Times)
Practical Traveler: Gay Cruises Are on the Seas and in the Mainstream (NY Times, ca. 2006)
New Yorkers & Co: Gay Dollars on the Road (NY Times, ca. 1995)
For Gay Couple, Vacationing in Jamaica Was Frightening (NY Times, ca. 1995)
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