The madness continues, group mistaken for gays, attacked by men

Imagine this, you and your family members and friends are returning to Kingston early this morning to make it for work when you encounter a flat tyre on the way in a rural community, you alight from your car and the other passengers, 2 females and a male and you as the male driver proceed to get your tools from the car’s trunk.

(you as the driver is attired in nothing but an old jeans pants you had cut above the knees for a drive out you did the night before, you are not gay but your other male cousin is but its no big deal to you, he is not effeminate and isn’t recognizable)

You proceed to start the tyre change when you hear voices from a way down the road, hurling expletives, you continue as you think it’s not you there are being directed at. Then out of the blue four stick wielding, stone carrying men approach you and say you are gay by virtue of your short jeans pants that YOU cut to wear for your comfort.

This was exactly what happened at around 6:40am this morning, in retaliation the male occupants wasted no time in defending themselves, pulling machetes and a lug tool from the car and rendering several blows to the attackers who were hell bent on exacting their brand of justice …. “for battyman fi dead”

It was when the females however vented their anger at the attack and pronounced that their boyfriends were not gay that things cooled, the sad part there were no witnesses as it was early in the morning and that part of the road was not inhabited that much.

So the madness continues, if you look a certain way or of a predisposition you are likely to be attacked and maimed, it is sad that this is where we are as a country and here we are talking about unity after the Olympics success.

We have a loooooooooonnngggg way to go.

Author: GLBTQ Jamaica Moderator

Activist and concerned gay man in Jamaica with over 19 years experience in advocacy and HIV/AIDS prevention work, LGBT DJ since 1996.

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