Members of the Jamaican LGBT community are deeply sadden and heartbroken by the gruesome public execution of this young man in the streets of Jamaica. The video brought tears to my eyes and causes anger to permeate my heart. Many believe that all hopes for tolerance and respect for LGBT lives in Jamaica was shattered. Fear currently ripples through the entire community.
One could hear the deadly silence coming from the Jamaican government, media and "LGBT community" which fosters and proliferates such inhumane acts against LGBT Jamaicans. Far too often such barbaric acts against perceived or known homosexuals living in Jamaica goes unreported and unpunished. Dwayne Jones, 16-year-old transgender woman, otherwise known as "Gully Queen" was murdered on July 22, 2013. No indictment or arrest was made in the death of Dwayne Jones.
We need the intervention of the international community/council on human rights to demand the end of LGBT persecution in Jamaica. Enough is enough! Portia Simpson-Miller (Jamaica's Prime Minister) shame on you! Blood is on your hands.
LGBT LIVES MATTER!