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

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Arrest Warrant Out For Man Charged With Dean Moriah's Murder

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Dean Moriah in good times

A warrant has been issued in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court for Brandon Case, the man charged for the murder of tourism worker Dean Moriah. As at the time of this post he has not been found.

Moriah was killed at his Bogue Village home in St James last year.

When the case came up for mention recently following from September 2014, presiding magistrate Carolyn Tie was informed by attorney-at-law Martyn Thomas that his client had absconded bail.

The magistrate then indicated that she would issue an arrest warrant.

Case had been on bail after being charged in connection with the August 29, 2013 stabbing death of Dean Moriah, who had worked in the tourism industry for approximately 20 years.


Moriah, who sustained stab wounds to his neck and chest, reportedly named his attacker before dying.

The house in which the attack took place was reportedly set ablaze by the killer.

Following investigations by the police, Case was arrested on September 16, 2013 after he was reportedly found with Moriah's motor vehicle in Oracabessa, St Mary.


Dean's Funeral service in September 2013 - Haughton Grove Christian Church in Ramble, St James, he was hailed as 

PASSIONATE

Indeed, Moriah was passionate about nation building and helped in providing hope for less-fortunate youth in his community. He assisted schools in Westmoreland by helping to erect walls, build classrooms and providing furniture and computer equipment. He played an integral role in the 'Read to Achieve' and 'Motivate to Elevate' programmes geared at promoting reading and to provide role models for the youth.

"He was also a part of the Junior Tennis Association, an organisation that gets less fortunate children involved in the game of tennis," read Stephenson-Dalley.

His farewell was one of pain and celebration, and this was evident when cabaret performer Georgia Henry broke down and cried on his casket while singing 'You Light Up My Life'.

When the former Herbert Morrison High School student's friend, Ricardo Henry, spoke, his speech was filled with admiration, "Dean was an eternal dreamer, a dancer, a talker whose madness, humility and kindness made him special".

"We may not be able to match Dean's abilities or strength, but we can all strive to match his humanity, volunteerism and compassion for others," said Moriah's cousin, Arnold Kelly, while reading the eulogy.

Kelly described Moriah as a giant disguised in a skinny frame. "He was a hero to many. He brought fame to our country. We admire his achievements and the respect he earned both locally and internationally."

In her tribute, Jamaica Labour Party representative in eastern Hanover, Paula Kerr-Jarrett admitted she was forced to reschedule her flight to England, because Moriah touched her life in such a unique way.

"He was given such a short time, but he touched so many lives," she shared.

Monday, February 23, 2015

"Don't come in here with your diva attitude," says judge to crossdressers in robbery case

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Stereotypical image by Jamaica Observer cartoonist Clovis ascribing it to the homeless/displaced persons in New Kingston by the Shoemaker Gully

Two men, one of whom was sporting long braids, drew the wrath of the magistrate on Friday January 20 when they allegedly strolled inside the St Andrew Resident Magistrate's Court. The men are said to be alligned to the displaced LGBT populations in New Kingston who have repeatedly found themselves in trouble as the previous post show in another court case.

"Don't come in here with your diva attitude," Magistrate Maxine Ellis shouted at the two alleged robbers. "I am not entertaining the diva attitude today.

"If you want attention, there is plenty down in the holding area and I will send you down there until there is nobody here to see you," she told the men before instructing the police officer to return them to the holding area.

"Whatever," said one of the men while shaking his head as they were being taken away to the holding area.

However, they were later brought back towards the end of the court proceedings before another magistrate, Simone Wolfe-Reece.

The accused men, Samuel Brown, otherwise called "Sereni" of Ensom City in St Catherine and Akeem Barnett, also called "Shennelle," of Payne Land in Kingston were arrested and charged with robbery with aggravation.

The men, who are both aged 20, along with another, reportedly held up the male complainant and robbed him of $9,000 and his $6,000 costume gold chain and Blu cellular phone valued at $24,000.

The incident occurred on February 10, around 11:00 pm at the intersection of Ruthven Road and Trafalgar Road in New Kingston.

According to the complainant in his statement, he was walking along the road when he saw the men whom he believed were women, as they were dressed in female attire.

However, he said that when he got close to them they approached and formed a circle around him. It was then he realised that they were men dressed as women.

The complainant said that one of them then said to him: "Big man yuh a do business, you want sex and blow job."

The complainant said he told the man that he was not interested and the accused said to him: "Yu caa gi me a money, beg yuh a money."

Following that he said the man then grabbed onto his phone and they started to struggle but he released the phone after he saw the man with a knife.

The complainant said the other men then took $9,000 from his pocket and left.

However, he said that when he was walking away he heard one of them saying: "Hi come here," and when he looked back he saw the man with his phone.

But the complainant said the man said to him: "Si me mek yuh get back yuh phone gi me a tip." The complainant said he told the man that he had no money.

But the complainant said the man insisted and told him repeatedly: "Yuh haffi gi me a tip."

Following that, the complainant said he reached for his phone and they both started struggling for the device and the man held onto his gold-looking chain and grabbed it from around his neck and left.

The complainant said he saw a police team shortly after and told the lawmen what had happened. He pointed out two of the accused men after the cops went in search of them.

The men pleaded 'not guilty with explanation' on Friday, but were told by the magistrate to save their explanations for the trial.

They were then remanded in custody and made their exit from the court in supermodel-like fashion according to one court reporter. Sadly this is the way a Judge chooses to address the accused persons.

Sad to watch the population spiralling for so long with very little meaningful interventions to even basically address the issue.

Peace and tolerance

H

Popular Homeless MSM gets six months for throwing acid on another man

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recent Jamaica Observer toon stereotyping cross dressers as done by resident cartoonist Clovis



A popular gay man from our community who got angry and sprinkled acid on his friends after they reprimanded him about a robbery, was sentenced to six months in prison on Thursday 19th of February.

Shevaughn Lewis, 21, otherwise called "Batman", of a Portmore address in St Catherine was sentenced to six months each on charges of malicious destruction of property and assault occasioning grievous bodily harm by Senior Magistrate Judith Pusey. However, the sentences are to run concurrently. He has been accused of other serious crimes in the area of New Kingston over the last few years where the homeless populations resided in the Shoemaker Gully.

The Crown led evidence that on November 19 of last year, the complainants were at Shoemaker Gully in New Kingston when an argument developed between them and the accused, who sprinkled a corrosive substance on them burning one of them on his hands and feet and the other on his foot.

According to one of the complainants, a 27-year-old hairdresser, on the day in question he went to Lewis and said: "How yu fi rob de people dem whey me stay wid a New York."

The complainant said Lewis then turned to him and said: "A wha happen to yuh Kenneth, yuh live inna house and we live inna gully so we haffi hustle."

The complainant said Lewis then pushed him and he retaliated by shoving Lewis, who went inside his bag for a knife and a bottle containing the substance.

The complainant said his friend who had also spoken to Lewis about the incident then called and asked him if he could be fighting a man who had acid and he went inside his friend's car.

While they were sitting inside the car, the complainant said Lewis approached them and sprinkled the substance on them, burning them. They drove to the Andrews Memorial Hospital for treatment and then reported the matter.

The substance also damaged the car seat and the dashboard, hence Lewis was also charged for malicious destruction of property.

However, Lewis was not held until January 26 of this year and when he was cautioned he said: "A lie she tell pon me, me nuh do har nothing. Me neva mash up nutten fi di dutty gal dem.


Sad that he was a member of the original Safe House Pilot Project under JASL/JFLAG as highlighted on this blog. This what happens to persons who are left to fend for themselves and they go astray.



Scene from the Shoemaker Gully in a documentary aired late last year.


Meanwhile Dwayne's House the supposed answer to the issue is still trying to raise funds via their Facebook Page. The last time I recall seeing the men making news once again was in November 2014 via CVM TV seen below:




Hope more and better solutions can be found, it seems the suggestion by another Superintendent, see New Kingston Cop Proposes Shelter for Shoemaker Gully LGBT Homeless Population has been ignored of shelved. Meanwhile JFLAG's offices formerly of Phoenix Avenue was stoned by some of the homeless/displaced MSM/Trans persons in January as confirmed recently. Staff and other business operators on the mini-complex had to take cover as the angry group threatened them with physical violence. JFLAG was apparently being blamed for neglecting them and sending the police to pursue all of them instead of the bad eggs linked in or found in the group. Sadly history has repeated itself as it was only two years ago in February 2013 members of the group stoned their offices when located at Upper Musgrave Avenue which is now demolished.

please see:








YOUNG MSM/TRANSGENDER WANT TO BE TREATED AS CITIZENS NOT POTENTIAL HIV/AIDS VICTIMS

Peace and tolerance

H

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Men convicted of killing AIDS Activist Steve Harvey file appeals

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The late Steve Harvey (big nose) in the good days at Jamaica AIDS Support formerly on Upper Musgrave Avenue (now demolished)

THE two men convicted in July for murder in the 2005 killing of Jamaica AIDS Support employee Steve Harvey have filed appeals against their convictions and sentences.

Andre West and Dwayne Owen were convicted on July 31 and subsequently sentenced in the Home Circuit Court to life imprisonment. Justice Lloyd Hibbert ordered that the men serve 30 years' imprisonment.

The 30-year-old Harvey was abducted from his Kingston 20 home by gunmen. He was later found dead on Pinewood Terrace on November 30, 2005. His ATM card and other items were taken, while his stolen motor car was found parked at the football field at Markland Avenue in Grant's Pen, St Andrew.

The accused are from an area called Vietnam in Grant's Pen.

Meanwhile, West and another man, Lynford Allen, are facing a charge of murder in relation to the death of financial analyst Jamie Lue.

Twenty-five-year-old Lue, who worked at Alliance Capital Limited, was abducted in December 2005 in the Constant Spring area, robbed and killed while on his way to meet his girlfriend.

Lue's body was found in the back of his Honda CR-V along Mayfair Avenue, at the foot of Beverley Hills, on December 31, 2005.



Missing him after all these years.

Luv

Peace and tolerance

H

Learnt homosexual behaviour .............. backward thinking here?

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You may want to read the following article very carefully and see the old fashioned way of addressing homosexuality overall as learnt behaviour, this coming from a psychologist here in Jamaica in 2014/5.

You may also want to respond by snail mail (as the only reply method offered) to:

Lifeline,
PO Box 1731,
KGN 8
AJM

Now to the article originally published in the Star News paper and several spots online:

Dear Readers,

AA is a 23-year-old female who writes Lifeline from Mandeville. She has been sexually active since 16 and has not been impressed with guys who have been a part of her life. Mostly, they have cheated on her, and have been more concerned about their own goals, sexually and in life.

Yes, she is cheesed off by men! Recently, AA has been sticking with her girlfriends and has begun to develop close, even sexual feelings, towards one.

She has never thought of herself as bisexual but now wonders if this could be the case. She feels like her friend understands her better than any man ever did, is more caring and beautiful. She asked Lifeline why men are often such rotters. She just doesn't have any feelings towards them anymore.

Lifeline acknowledges that AA's opinion and her impending change in sexual orientation is not new to formerly heterosexual women. As men have forgetten about the old-fashioned niceties with which to treat female. They treat them instead as 'buddies' with sexual benefits can be had.

That old-fashioned standing back and allowing the female to enter a room first, getting up and giving her a seat on the bus, or getting a tired girlfriend a cup of tea and giving her a foot massage, this lost caring skill, making a woman feel cherished and special, is one reason why there are more women looking to other women for solace ... and getting it!

So, if homosexuality is not always inherited, then what kind of influences lead to homosexual desires? Life events from early childhood can manifest later as homosexuality. There may be a one event, but exposure to several such as:

An absent father

A domineering mother

With females, sexual molestation in childhood by a close male relative

Sexual molestation by a same-sex relative

Divorce in a family, which can often lead to sexual problems for both the parents, as well as the children

Lack of a religious home environment

A lifestyle which is friendly towards homosexuality makes it easier to condone homosexuality as a valid choice

Exposure to unconventional sex at home (child viewing untraditional sex )

Group sex

Girls who get involved, sexually, at a young age with adult men

Abuse in a heterosexual relationship

Strong factors in becoming a homosexual include:

Any homosexual experience in childhood, if this is with an adult and especially so if the adult, was the very first experience with the homosexual culture, such as an authority figure like a teacher.

Another factor in favouring a homosexual relationship would be exposure to pornography in childhood.

There are also cultural influences, which can remove inhibitions towards homosexuality:

Pro-homosexual sex education

Socially approved homosexual sub-cultures

Openly homosexual authority figures

Legalisation of homosexuality

Societal acceptance of homosexuality as normal behaviour

Alternatively, there is less homosexual activity among religious groups

Studies show that 67 per cent of boys, whose first sexual experience was with an adult homosexual, continued to engage in homosexual activities as adults. The same with boys whose first sexual experience was with a female. Ninety-five per cent remain heterosexual as adults. The same pattern was reported for females.

Statistics also show that black men are twice as likely to be homosexual as caucasians and four times more likely to be bisexual. This is not genetic but may well be due to the fact that black men preponderantly grow up in broken homes, with no strong male figure or a domineering female figure.

In the USA 62 per cent of Blacks versus 16 per cent of white children, are reared without fathers. These figures are not likely to be better in Jamaica.

Homosexuals do experiment a lot, sexually, and many have been sexually aroused or had sexual relationships with someone of the opposite sex. With these individuals, homosexuality may be a lifestyle choice rather than being genetically predetermined.

Several individuals have had one or two homosexual experiences and never again. Then there are individuals in committed heterosexual relationships with spouses and children, who have walked away from that relationship to move forward with a same-sex lover.

Much in these relationships is about personal choice, made with the background of previous life experiences. The truth is that in any community there are individuals considering changing their sexual orientation, in either direction, from heterosexual, to homosexual or vice-versa.

One fact is undeniable. It is that if a person is heterosexual and conflicted by homosexual attractions, if they stay within a homosexual environment they are likely to indulge. If they don't want to indulge, they should remove themselves from temptation, at least temporarily. Associations are important.

Studies measuring arousal show that when shown sexually specific material, most men were only aroused by one gender, whereas most women exhibited sexual arousal to pictures of both genders, showing that, often, sexual orientation is more gender specific in men than in women. That is, sexual orientation is usually more fluid in females.

One cannot ignore the fact, however, that biology plays its part in sexual orientation. Due to genital problems, some children in the past were raised contrary to their biological identity and were seen to reclaim their biological sexual orientation in adulthood.

Our biological nature, as male or female, does have a strong influence on our ultimate gender identity and sexual orientation.

There is some evidence to show that a relative lack of male sex hormones in the developing feotus can later influence sexual orientation, as low testosterone hormonal levels in the uterus facilitate the development of the female-type brain.

Alternatively, exposure to too-high male sex hormones in the uterus may eventually manifest a more masculine brain in a female as female homosexuality. This may account for some homosexual behaviour.

Where sexual desire and sexual attraction is concerned there is no evidence that conscious choice is a part of the equation for straight or homosexual individuals.

In the end, you like who you like. It is up to an individual to act on the emotion or not. A married man might chose to ignore a sexual attraction to his colleague at work for obvious reasons. As adults, we make our own choices in life, ultimately.

Note also, increased infections with bacterial vaginosis in female homosexuals, Hepatitis, genital herpes simplex and alcohol abuse are increased in all homosexuals, mostly occurring because of the tendency towards multiple partners. A committed single-partner relationship is always best.

ENDS

I am sorry for this woman, as she clearly needs some enlightenment here.

Peace and tolerance

H

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Gays caused J'can music to suffer, war was unnecessary says entertainment manager

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Iconic entertainment manger Copeland Forbes says Jamaican music lost the war against the homosexual community reported Curtis Campbell of the Star News today.

According to Forbes, the war was unnecessary and only served to set back reggae and dancehall music for decades.

The manager, who has worked with a long list of icons including Beres Hammond, Gregory Isaacs, The Wailers, Peter Tosh, Ziggy Marley, Sugar Minott and Luciano, was speaking to The STAR at the recently concluded International Reggae Conference hosted at The University of The West Indies. He believes it will take a strong level of professionalism for Jamaican music to bounce back.

courtesy of his Facebook profile

"I used to tell my artistes you don't need to go down that road, leave that alone. You don't need to go on stage and address homosexuality because it existed before you, and it will exist after you are gone. The sad thing is that our entire music industry was affected," he said.

Shabba Ranks was blacklisted by several companies in the '90s, after the deejay stated in an international interview that he did not support homosexuality. Forbes believes Jamaican genres suffered a similar fate.

Still affected

"Look pan Beenie Man, he did a duet with Janet Jackson and that went nowhere because the homosexual community was going hard against him at the time and the record label pulled away. They lost because over a million dollars was pumped into the production of that song. You don't need to address dem because a lot of them are in the record companies and you are shaking their hands and you don't even know. So leave that alone, homosexuality existed before you and it will be here when yu gone, yu don't have to bring that inna yu music," he said.

The manager further stated that recording artistes who stayed away from such topics were still affected, because Jamaican music was branded as 'hate music'.

"I see even Beres Hammond suffer the consequences of that and Beres never have any part in it. He had five shows cancelled in one year, the only person I think escaped was Luciano. Beres even lost his band that year because when his shows were being cancelled, the band members were forced to go their separate ways. The fight was not only against some artistes, but the entire genre and that was the problem. I'm sorry I never bring the signature to show you today of four prominent men who signed to say they were not going to sing against homosexuality. Many of the artistes did it secretly," he said.

The International Reggae Conference was held from February 11-13 and conveniently falls under the Reggae Month celebrations endorsed by JaRIA.


Pity that the rest of the artistes in my estimation did not stand on principle and disassociate themselves from the murder music ones who advocate death for gays, yet they complain their business has slowed while in the same breath when most of them are interviewed they say their overseas appearances have been successful, so is someone lying here?

The dancehall DJs for the most part have stopped putting out new material calling for the execution of homosexuals but older acts with songs of that nature in their repertoire every now and again do try to perform excerpts of the popular tracks on live sets to gain "a forward" or to rile the crowd as such songs though dated still pulls the audience to a full rush. The last near miss was at Rebel Salute but it was more a subtle strategy instead of repeating the offending lyrics openly so as to avoid scrutiny by vigilant activists.

Check out JFLAG's Response as appearing in the Sunday Gleaner February 22, 2015: 

Ready For Dialogue - J-FLAG Welcomes Open Discussion With Artistes

Lewis agrees that the dancehall fraternity has suffered tremendously from protests over the years to bar artistes from performing at events in a number of countries across North America and Europe. He states that it is time the artistes and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community convene a meeting to discuss these matters and chart a way forward.
"We've been trying every so often to engage the artistes in dialogue. We've seen these national displays of homo-intolerance, particularly by some artistes. The 2012 and 2013 Independence galas, for example, had some homophobic slurs, which thankfully, the Government and wider society responded to. Our efforts have consistently been getting them to see that while they have a right to freedom of expression, with that comes a level of responsibility. There is more to Jamaica and our music than hate and violence and it is incumbent on our artistes to show the world what is good about Jamaica, our people and music. We can't allow our nation to be characterised by this, because, ultimately, it's the artistes, their family and team who depend on it for their livelihood that suffer. In fact, members of the LGBT community who work in the industry, as well as other artistes who don't have such songs, are affected too," Lewis said.
Peace and tolerance 

H

Gay man gets six months for shoplifting at Megamart

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A self-confessed homosexual man who claimed that he was set up by his friend during a shoplifting expedition at MegaMart Wholesale Club on Waterloo Road in St Andrew was sentenced to six months in prison on the week ending January 18th.


Everton Malcolm, 20, of Greenwich Town, in Kingston, was sentenced by RM Pusey on a charge of shoplifting after he was held outside the store with the items in a handbag on January 4.

According to the statement of the security guard who held Malcolm, on the day of the incident he was in the camera room when he saw two men pushing a trolley.

One of the men had a handbag over his shoulder while another handbag was hanging on the side of the trolley, the guard said.

The guard said that one of the men, who was later identified as Malcolm, went behind a shelf and placed some items in the bag while the other went to the cashier to cash some items.

Malcolm then exited the store with the items but was held by the guard who summoned the police.

The young man when cautioned by the police reportedly said: "Me hungry and me naa wuk."

The goods in question included Milky Way chocolate, sausages, and Nesquick Chocolate mix valued at $3, 360.46

But on Friday when the matter was mentioned, Malcolm, who had a small headband over his curly hair, said that he was innocent, claiming that his "girlfriend" had set him up.

"Is not me, is me and me friend go up a MegaMart, she have a handbag and me have a handbag and she tek de things dem and put dem in deh and switch up the bag," Malcolm said.

He them complained to the court that "the police man thump me in a me eye and it did swell up and bare things."

RM Pusey was not convinced and sentenced him to serve six months in prison.

But before he left, Malcolm lodged another complaint about the police.

"Maam de police nuh stop trouble me and me nah get nuh food and me nah get fi bathe," he said. He was promised by the magistrate that she would address the matter.

Pity that cases like this where a man is said to be gay becomes material for opposers to LGBT rights as reasons for not supposedly allowing rights as it were. Last year there were a few cases similar to this one that added fuel to that no gay rights fire even as the Sexual Offences Bill was being debated in parliament and the joint select committee went off to deliberate following several submissions.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Miami-based Max-Arthur Mantle debut novel BATTY BWOY taps Jamaica’s homophobia

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February 2015

Miami, Florida.


Miami-based Max-Arthur Mantle debut novel BATTY BWOY taps Jamaica’s homophobia

In Jamaica, being gay is a death sentence. “Boom bye, bye inna batty bwoy head” has replaced the country’s motto “Out of many, one people.”

Time magazine noted Jamaica the worst place in the Americas for LGBT people and one of the most homophobic places in the world. 

BATTY BWOY is a semi-fiction bildungsroman set in Jamaica and America. The title is a reappropriation of the derogatory Jamaican epithet used to describe gay, bisexual and effeminate men or those presumed to be gay or bisexual.

BATTY BWOY is a chronological narrative covering the life of a gay black Jamaican as he battles harsh socio-economic conditions, overcoming some and defeated by others then finds hope.

Max-Arthur Mantle is a Jamaican-born writer. He migrated to America in 1992. He studied journalism and photography at Howard University in Washington, DC and served in the US military (Navy). For ten years, he had been an internationally published fashion photographer, garnering editorials, covers and a photo book, BEACH BOYS, published in 2012 by Bruno Gmunder Verlag GmbH (Berlin, Germany). After a three year hiatus from shooting to focus on writing, BATTY BWOY is the first of a trilogy. Max-Arthur Mantle lives in Miami, Florida.

BATTY BWOY will be published in April 2015. The autographed hardcover edition will be available exclusively at www.maxarthurmantle.net, where you can order via email at maxarthurmantle@yahoo.com. The cost is US$29.95, plus US$5.95 for shipping in the USA and additional charges for international shipping. The paperback and ebook editions will be available thereafter at Amazon. 

For additional information please visit www.maxarthurmantle.net


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Friday, August 29, 2014

Gay Men Blamed for Fire at Old Court House Occupied by Squatters on East Street

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The scattering of displaced or formerly homeless MSM or Transgender persons across Kingston due to the challenges in the Shoemaker Gully, downtown Kingston and other parts of the capital (indeed island-wide if one were to really examine the situation) has reaped some blame to at least one of them following a fire at an old court house on East Street. The flames were set to have been set by one of two men who also occupied a room in the building used by squatters for some time and the fire was reportedly set in revenge by one who accused the other of infidelity and spending an amount of cash he was not to have done.

It was only some weeks ago a similar incident outing occurring off East Queen Street had two alleged gay men had to relocate following angry residents descending on them after a heated argument leading to a fight over some clothes, a fire was not the final outcome but the men were left subsequently left without a roof and told not to return; so many skirmishes dotted across town has the New Kingston population of displaced MSM/trans individuals bouncing from here to there.

The police raid as carried by Superintendent Murdock in New Kingston who has been trying to strike a balance between public order and welfare issues with this group has not helped either as now the persons are left to scatter once again in the long line of clashes with the cops and members of the public. One such clash allegedly also occurred in June in the Coronation Market district where one person was accused of stealing or attempting to steal a phone from a woman, he was set upon but managed to escape in the crowded corridor as shoppers try to purchase their ground provisions and so forth. A clash as well with other wondering or cruising populations in the downtown district have not gone unnoticed, the challenge is they occur so frequently these days as cruisers and commercial sex workers jostle for possible clients that it is near impossible to keep up and report on them. The last clash ended up in a stone throwing incident nearing the Railway Corporation office on Darling Street and as a consequence the men who load buses and guide cars to be parked in the informal parking lot have vowed no ‘battyman’ will be allowed near their turf.

Residents at the fire incident at hand are very much up in arms as some have lost everything as the building was raised, school supplies in particular that were just purchased was where the anger was present as former resident complain they have no money to resupply those items while one woman said she had not completed shopping for the remaining items on the list.

Veiled threats have been dropped by some of the residents or victims of the fire possibly directed to at one or both men who are accused of contributing to the blaze as persons tried to fend for items in the cooling down operations. Some persons managed to save what they could and it is unclear as to how many families were actually affected by the fire.

The growing numbers of young MSM/trans persons without a home or job to sustain themselves has been a concern of mine for some near ten years in Kingston in particular as other avenues of escape dry up, Club Heavens where some of the older persons would sleep is no more, so too is Calabash formerly run by the late BeBe Stevenson that was closed after a police raid in Montego Bay in the hunt for lotto scammers. The recent offensive of alleged scammers as well has only sought to add more problems as persons who would take in young unemployed males (gay or straight) for such activity fall from grace the formerly engaged males mostly are left stranded or lost in the cold after arrests, family members who disown or leave them to languish in lockups or forcibly evicted as well apart from new cases of homophobic relatives doing the same.

The age of persons who are being thrown out is also frightening as young as 11 in one case earlier this year and the other challenge is that older men take advantage of some of these youngsters pretending to help them when really what they are after is some fresh meat. These entire issues just further compound the matter of a problem that had a solution but we all know where that went and we now live with the consequences with nice damage control and explain-aways by crafty bloggers and press release writers.

We are told of feeding programs, difficulty to find a place for a shelter, so called Dwayne’s House ideas, politicians hovering to capitalise on the matter and an incompetent LGBT agency in the middle of all this with documentary after documentary yet the populations’ situation has not improved, in fact the last photos and interactions I have had with some of the persons they are clearly not well physically and other videos with musical artists supposedly showing some sympathy also reflects the concern of the actual health of some of the more vocal members of the group.

Where will this Kingston problem end? When there are other smaller fires in St Catherine, St. Ann, Manchester to a certain extent (linked to lotto scamming crack down) and Trelawny as well with this fire adding more back on the streets. The community based shelter assistance is still an option but not for this particular set of homeless gays and transgender persons as the fear if they will wreck ones house and home and while the half way house concept is being pushed by some the needed stabilization work required prior to such residency is nowhere in sight it seems.

Peace and tolerance indeed is required firstly for our own before making demands of and on John Public or the politicians to change laws when all the group is also seen as HIV prevention guinea pigs.
The Star News in the meantime carried an entry on the matter:

Homosexual men, believed to be involved in a heated altercation, are said to be responsible for the massive fire which yesterday gutted a board structure along East Street in Kingston.

More than 20 persons squatting in the building were left homeless. Some residents managed to save a few household items.

Whether the building was insured or the estimated cost of the damage is not known.

One of the more than 20 residents of the dwelling, Charmaine Burch, said she woke up to what sounded like stones being flung against zinc.

heated fight

She said the men responsible for the fire were homosexuals who were involved in a heated fight at the rear of the premises, which then resulted in the building being set ablaze.

"Same one dem from New Kingston. Mi come out and turn to, and seh to him a waah gwaan inna de yard. Him say he didn't know. Mi come out and look and see mi room up in a smoke," said Burch, who lost everything including money and school items for her four children.

The chaos that emerged saw residents scrambling to remove what little they could, others armed with stones were seen chasing some men further along East Street.

Police at the scene said one of the men responsible was detained at the Central Police Station.

ENDS

Let us see where all this goes folks

H

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New Kingston Shoemaker Gully Homeless Gays Accused of Inappropriate Advance Towards Teen .......

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I can't get a break it looks like as I tried to get some well deserved rest now comes this. Another accusation of advances towards members of the public.

So it seems yesterday's story carried in the previous post had more than met the eye when we were told that the police were looking for criminals, this other allegation was not included in that piece nor in the piece that the Observer carried as well on the raid by the cops. Unfortunately Superintendent Murdock who in all fairness has been trying to keep the peace was injured but now we have a possible reason for reprisal by the public towards our displaced, homeless and a few of them downright lazy MSM/Trans brethren.

The Star carried the excerpted parts below yesterday which has just sent an arrow in my soul as to think we had a solution to this and it was thrown out by the very people who are now being persuaded to fix it, and to think today is the second day of the third anniversary of the civil disobedience some of the older homeless MSM took against the very agencies (JASL/JFLAG) and the coincidence of them making news again is just funny to me.

The Star said:

Teens seek refuge after advances from New Kingston homosexuals


André Williams, STAR Writer

Homosexuals linked to the 'gully-bridge' in New Kingston have angered at least one parent recently after her son was assaulted while on his way from a match and had to run inside a church for refuge, THE STAR understands.

Information reaching our news desk is that the 17-year-old boy remains traumatised following Saturday's incident, where a friend of his was touched on his bottom by one of the gays. After making their disgust heard, they had to run for their lives when other gays became involved.

Michelle Dwyer, the teen's mother, told THE STAR that the police had to rescue her son from the church after a standoff for more than two hours.

"They attacked my son, and he had to run inside a church. He locked himself inside, and about 20 of dem stood by, some trying to get to my son. A church assistant came and tried to help the situation, but she, too, was told off. They were saying dem afi get my son tonight, and dem want him phone," the mom said.

Dwyer continued, "When the police finally came about 7:30 and removed my son, from inside the church, him say the gays circle dem and start talk a bag of things bout weh dem ago do and weh dem can do."



THE STAR was told that the teen was asked to point out his attackers and later taken to the station to give a formal report.

Dwyer told our news team that her son is willing to go public and let people know what took place so that it doesn't happen again.

"I am angry. What if it were my younger son? Other people children have to walk there, too. People have gotten raped and robbed, but many are afraid to report it. My son is traumatised and said he would take his own life inside the church than to have any of them touch him," she said.

According to Dwyer, the police say they cannot do much about the multitude of issues with these gay men.

She said: "If someone attack dem, den human rights come out, but if someone harm my son, how it go? The police dem tell mi say as soon as dem lock dem up, people in high places come and bail them or have them released."

When our news team contacted the St Andrew Central Police Division, an officer close to the investigation confirmed the incident.

In addition, the officer also shed light on the nuisance caused by these gay men.

"They are responsible for scores of robberies and other acts of violence. To be frank, half the reports come from their clients ...people who go their to conduct business with these men," the officer said.

He further stated that the clear-up rate for the crimes involving these men is at a minimal. "Unless we catch dem in the act, victims are not willing to come forward because of the repercussions. When we detain these persons and the victims hear about court, they often drop the matter. We have a tuff job up here, man, tuff job."

Name changed

ENDS

The predatory construct to this story only makes the group bait for attacks I fear as that same construct has always been the main pillar on which anti gay voices rely to make their points and induce fear but several questions arise in this matter for me having some understanding of the streets.

How did it get to a stage where a touch could have happened?

What did he say or do to them to make them so riled up that they (the MSM) decided to entrap the 'victim?'

Why isn't it not the victim who is more traumatized or speaking more in the report than a third party?

Where is this 'church' as there are no known religious meeting places nearby the Shoemaker Gully and why wasn't the church named in the story?

I find parts of this tale from the Star to be conjecture and not plausible here, yes some of the population's members are miscreants as that has been established but this one seems like gay-baiting at work here more so than the truth or the 'victim' may himself been curious but was not expecting such contact, in fact could the 'victims' themselves be homosexuals under the quiet but the defending parent is unaware of it?

The side of the MSM involved we may never get the truth as these things always end up clouded with anger and differing versions leaving grave uncertainty. And as for the responses to this we are constantly told and shown documentaries of the group but no real solution to move them from lives interrupted to some meaningful developmental work. The Safe House Project which was a temporary answer back in 2008 - 9 was closed by Jamaica AIDS Support's board (members who also sit on JFLAG and CVCC) yet they drag their feet in terms of responding to his festering problem but readily prepare pretty reports and wave the group as vulnerable only in as far as HIV is concerned. 

We were told of Dwayne's House which seems stuck in a rut even as more documentaries flow, Yes Miss Yvonne Sobers of Families Against State Terrorism, FAST maybe trying but food in a styrofoam box is not enough when the very folks she is aligned with sat and watched the only shelter close under dubious circumstances and the some the same MSM/Trans put to pasture, now five years later here we have the grief.

also see:

New Kingston Cop Proposes Shelter for Shoemaker Gully LGBT Homeless Population

Funny And Framed - 'Mother' Of New Kingston Gays Says They Are Not To Be Blamed For Increase In Crime also from July Police Hunt Murder Suspect in Homeless MSM/Trans Population in New Kingston

Ist Anniversary of the 2nd Homeless MSM Civil disobedience .... and the men are still homeless

Rowdy Gays Strike - J-FLAG Abandons Raucous Homosexuals Misbehaving In New Kingston

MSM employ Civil Disobedience to get Board's Attention ....

Rowdy gays banned by J-FLAG, JASL .......... (Jamaica Observer)

The Quietus ……… The Safe House Project Closes and The Original Ultimatum on December 30, 2009

And we continue to reap the world-wind for not addressing homelessness when it was manageable

Cops seek "GAY shotta" who alleged fired at New Kingston police

Displaced gay man arrested for sleeping in the Shoemaker Gully in New Kingston

MARAUDING HOMOSEXUALS AND J-FLAG (OBSERVER EDITORIAL) ………………… Feb 2013 the abandonment realization

THE SAFE HOUSE PROJECT BACKGROUND FROM THE CONCEPTUALIZER Oct 2012

Tense stand-off between homeless MSM and Security team in New Kingston Sept 2013

Vybz Kartel Fans Upset at Use of Artist's Song in Homeless Gays Documentary

How many more stories or reports of this nature (plus those un-reported) are we to tolerate as projects sit on paper and ideas that were enacted made to crumble while the populations languish?

As one commentator had put it the hypocrisy of it all is that the monied homosexuals seem to be using their poorer counterparts for funding means while they enjoy a better quality of life yet making calls for tolerance. A question I have asked before is how can there be calls for tolerance (these days is like an expletive) when such is not demonstrably clear in our back yard, the clear class divide between more affluent LGBT persons and this group is disturbing when compared to mantra on which the struggle or public advocacy rests.

Think on these things.

Peace and tolerance

H

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Homeless LGBT New Kingston Population Targeted by Cops Again ......... 3rd Anniversary of Civil Disobedience

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Here we are again this old familiar place. How many more like this must we see before an answer is found?

As today is a reminder of the issue of homelessness in New Kingston with the least amongst us as the civil disobedience some of the displaced and homeless LGBT predecessors took against JFLAG and Jamaica AIDS Support back in August 2011 now we see a story in the Gleaner again as they continue to make news. So many other reports and incidents for that matter have gone unnoticed or unreported.


Police carry out an operation at a gully in New Kingston, yesterday. The police, who said they were seaching for wanted men, were met with resistance by a group of persons who passers-by described as cross-dressers, who live in the gully.-Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer


The paper in part said:

Beer and rum bottles, and stones were hurled by cross-dressing men and passers-by yesterday morning, as they squared off against each other in New Kingston following a police operation to apprehend two juveniles at Shoemaker Gully. The juveniles had sought refuge in the gully after it was believed that they stole money and a tablet computer.

In the chaos, two members of the security forces - a police woman and head of the New Kingston Police, Superintendent Christopher Murdock - were injured.

"While carrying out the operation I was attacked by one of the men. He is presently in custody. I received injuries to my arm. I do not know if there are other injuries as I fell to the ground in a bid to restrain him," said Murdock.

ALLEGEDLY STOLE $100,000

It is alleged that the juveniles stole the sum of $100,000 as well as the tablet computer from a relative and sought refuge in the gully. It is unclear if the youngsters are part of the community of cross-dressers who are known to live in the gully. One of the juveniles, a 14-year-old, has been handed over to the Child Development Agency.

One of the juveniles was apprehended, but neither the money nor the tablet was recovered.

During the operation to find the juveniles, six men who are said to be responsible for a number of robberies in the New Kingston area were also apprehended and taken into custody. These men were expected to face an identification parade and were, according to police, likely to be charged with larceny.

"Other persons we are seeking include: 'Pebbles', he is the main perpetrator; one who goes by the name 'Batman'; one who goes by the name 'Morris'; and a youngster that we are trying to find now, his name is Tarique."

Murdock acknowledged that some of the men living in the gully have never turned up on police radar as troublemakers, and are simply homeless.

The senior policeman also said that the police would return to the area in short order with more equipment to dismantle sturdily built structures that have been created on the bank of the gully by the men living there.

ENDS

The superintendent who was injured has been the same gentleman who has been in fairness patient over the period of years literally and he recently submitted a power-point presentation on a possible solution which seems to have been scoffed at by JFLAG and others, lest we forget the CVCC/JFJ fiasco, so much money was spent on that children's home training yet the same folks who sit on these boards who are LGBT ignore their own community challenges all for HIV prevention money more so than LGBT developmental work that is so urgently needed.


August 23 and 24 2011 were the two days that group without the newcomers stoned JFLAG/JASL offices at 4 Upper Musgrave Avenue prior to both NGOs being evicted by the landlord in 2013. It is a part of our history some folks would rather have us bury but the lingering problems is the proof of the lack of care and real concern about this particular group of displaced and homeless GLTB Youth and the numbers are growing every month.

What is next as the toss up between public order and a place to live continues with our brothers and sisters and what press release or damage control is going to come now from groups such as JFLAG?

scenes from the latest documentary on the population from Fusion:







another in the line of documentaries persons are so eager to shoot yet no real tangible help for the group as they are paraded in the victimhood ploy, mere feeding via food in a styrofoam box is not enough for me and where have all the donations gone or why has not there been a report of some kind to show where the figures have reached?

also see:
Ist Anniversary of the 2nd Homeless MSM Civil disobedience .... and the men are still homeless

Rowdy Gays Strike - J-FLAG Abandons Raucous Homosexuals Misbehaving In New Kingston


Why did CVCC & JFJ not Fund a Project/Home for Homeless LGBT Youth in New Kingston instead of the Children’s Home Fiasco that now obtains?

MSM employ Civil Disobedience to get Board's Attention ....

Rowdy gays banned by J-FLAG, JASL .......... (Jamaica Observer)


The Quietus ……… The Safe House Project Closes and The Original Ultimatum on December 30, 2009

And we continue to reap the world-wind for not addressing homelessness when it was manageable

Cops seek "GAY shotta" who alleged fired at New Kingston police


MARAUDING HOMOSEXUALS AND J-FLAG (OBSERVER EDITORIAL) ………………… Feb 2013 the abandonment realization 

THE SAFE HOUSE PROJECT BACKGROUND FROM THE CONCEPTUALIZER Oct 2012

Tense stand-off between homeless MSM and Security team in New Kingston Sept 2013


Let us see where all this leads to.


Peace and tolerance

H

Christian Youth Group against Alkaline Performing in Guyana

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So the fanaticism that we saw from Jamaica CAUSE here in June is spreading Caribbean wide it seems as church groups decide what persons are free to see or not, Alkaline as covered on this blog has done some songs that are controversial indeed including the one liner in "F*** You" that encourages anal oral sex and so on. The show was scheduled for last evening and no news has come of any cancellation. IRIE FM spoke to the artist's manager HERE


Why does the "majority" feel they must impose their will on the minority, his shows are deemed for adults only I have gathered and as such people should be free to attend despite the content so long as others who are not so in tune with his or others style are not exposed to the event. One cannot be forced to come to Christ neither must one be forced to stop their actions (when not in harming the majority) and in this case persons are prepared to spend their money to see an act

He is well liked here in Jamaica despite the anal controversy and has since released other songs with a more vaginal tinge that has gained him some success despite the fallout with himself and other artistes such as Gage and such who constantly accuse him of being gay under the quiet or promoting homosexual sex.


Youth group against Alkaline performing in Guyana

He is set to make his first appearance in Guyana over the weekend, but his imminent performance in the country has been met by heavy resistance by at least one outreach organisation.

Joshua Generation, the Youth Arm of Love and Faith World Outreach Ministries, have made it clear that they do not support the move by Hits and Jams Entertainment to have dancehall artiste Alkaline perform at their Jamzone Summer Break.

The youth outreach group is hoping the organisers will think twice about the artiste's appearance. In their letter to the country's national newspaper, Starbroeke, the group gave reasons why they oppose Alkaline's performance.

"We've decided that we will take a stand and make it known that we do not appreciate and will not condone Hits and Jams bringing artistes like Alkaline to our land. This is a position we maintain in relation to this particular artiste and any others whose music and lifestyle do nothing to positively uplift our youth," they said.

The youth group used the artiste's ban in other countries to support their stance. "It has been made public that Alkaline, Tommy Lee and other artistes of similar nature have been barred from performing in some countries, therefore, begging the question as to why we should expose our youth to this level of vulgarity."

The letter goes on to state that Alkaline and other dancehall artistes, including Tommy Lee, play an important part in the deterioration of the society's moral standings. Not only is the group asking that the artiste's performance be cancelled, but they are also calling on the nation's president to act on getting local radio stations to stop playing the artiste's music.

Despite the opinions of the youth organisation, it seems to be all systems go for the young artiste. The Weekend STAR was told by a member of Alkaline's management team that the artiste will be performing as scheduled.

"The promoters have assured us that he will be performing as scheduled, nothing has changed," the representative said. The 19-year-old entertainer, who has been booked for the show since June, is set to perform on Saturday.


also see:
Alkaline Comes Under More Pressure for his Controversial Lyrics & Image

Alkaline (Rimming DJ) gets a homophobic response from newcomer Dwayno's track "Mr Faggoty"

Additionally his song "My Life" has been used similarly to a Vybz Kartel track to a recent documentary on the homeless LGBT youth in New Kingston:



By the way today is the third anniversary of the civil disobedience some of them took against JASL/JFLAG post the closure of the Safe House project in February 2010 and the deteriorating relationship with the group and the NGOs, to date as we have seen the numbers have grown so much and they have been made to or are being used as said by some for gay right while their situation has not improved. The latest article on the group is 

See: 
Ist Anniversary of the 2nd Homeless MSM Civil disobedience .... and the men are still homeless


MSM employ Civil Disobedience to get Board's Attention ....

Rowdy gays banned by J-FLAG, JASL .......... (Jamaica Observer)

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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 realise the issue he held so dear in his time was treated with such disrespect and dishonour. Have LGBT NGOs lost their way and are so mainstream they have forgotten their true calling?

also see a flashback to some of the issues with the populations and the descending relationships between JASL, JFLAG and the displaced/homeless LGBT youth in New Kingston: Rowdy Gays Strike - J-FLAG Abandons Raucous Homosexuals Misbehaving In New Kingston

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

GLBTQJA (Blogger): HERE

see previous entries on LGBT Homelessness from the Wordpress Blog HERE

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Radio program Everywoman on Nationwide Radio 90FM March 20th 2014 with Dr Karen Carpenter as stand-in host with a transgender activist and co-founder of Aphrodite's P.R.I.D.E Jamaica and a gender non conforming/lesbian guest as well on the matters of identity, sex reassignment surgery and transexuality.

CLICK HERE for a recording of the show

Newstalk 93FM's Issues On Fire: Polygamy Should Be Legalized In Jamaica 08.04.14



debate by hosts and UWI students on the weekly program Issues on Fire on legalizing polygamy with Jamaica's multiple partner cultural norms this debate is timely.

Also with recent public discourse on polyamorous relationships, threesomes (FAME FM Uncensored) and on social.


What to Do .....

When Arrested and taken to a Police Station you have the right to:

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

The following may apply:
1) Call 119 or go to the station or the police arrives depending on the severity of the injuries

2) The report must be about the incident as it happened, once the report is admitted as evidence it becomes the basis for the trial

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

6) The court is guided by credible evidence on which it will make it’s finding of facts

7) Bolster the credibility of a case by a report from an independent disinterested party.

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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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