If we care to remember this is the umpteenth story in a line of them some that preceeded the Star news official site and new print format but one could recall to expect a story like this at least four or five times a year in our daily delusional diet of gay happenings that seem to excite the population despite the openly caustic homophobia.
Have a read here of the short piece by Raspert Turner
NAKED MEN FOUND IN BUS - Cops charge them with gross indecency
Rasbert Turner, Star Writer
The St Catherine South police have taken two men in custody who were caught behaving indecently last Friday. THE WEEKEND STAR learnt that about 9:30 p.m., a police party was on patrol in the Bayside community of Portmore. Upon reaching a section of the road that leads to the Green Bay Range the police say that they saw a parked Toyota Hiace.
The officers are said to have checked the vehicle and found two naked men. Closer observation revealed that the men were in a compromising position. They were held and taken to the Portmore Police Station. After questioning both males were charged with gross indecency. THE WEEKEND STAR was informed that the suspects are to face the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
This business of gay men seeking outdoor sexual activity separate and apart from cruisers who deliberately seek outdoor fun has been an issue for along time and can be attributed to the lack of personal space to find suitable accommodations for such same sex activity given the illegality of buggery (if done at the time) I suspect the men were just making use of the space in the bus in a moment of heated passion.
This is not the first bus incident with men aboard having fun one of those that readily come to mind was one in Waterford St. Catherine when an Encava bus at the time was seen parked at a spot for some time and a boy allegedly passed the bus and heard sounds coming from it, an alarm was made and as fate would have it one of the police officers who was on the scene was known to me who is now deceased said he tried to get the men to dress quickly when he entered the bus while the nearby station cops held off an angry crowd who demanded they be released to them so they can enact jungle justice. Let us also not forget that not all hotels, inns and villas allow same sex couples to enter together save and except one uses their initiative and enter alone and bring ones visitor as a guest. Some smaller hotels have had signs openly alerting guests that two males are not allowed and the front office staff enforce it with great alacrity. There have been a few enlightened ones even in the darker days who allowed certain types of men providing one didn't match the stereotypical identity of what most Jamaicans surmise gay men should be.
Nowadays a story such as this has some negative reaction from the msm community as they ask why didn't the men find a hotel? but as the cartoon from the story depicts the spontaneity of the acts also may negate that decision and as we know with men it a physical thing. Fortunately for them they were charged with the lesser charge in these matters as in older times just on a site like this buggery would have been the more egregious one applied and later allowing the systems and the courts to lower it to Gross Indecency. As I have hinted elsewhere just seeing two men in so called compromising position is not enough to charge as Buggery as anal penetration may not be taking place but an alternate position to give the sensation or feeling of doing the act, in other words leggings or formally known as intercrural sex which is also practiced by heterosexual couples especially when a woman is at her monthly cycle and her male partner may require action but has to resort to fake friction.
Intercrural sex (termed diamerizein, "to do it between the thighs") was common in the Ancient Greek system of pederasty, where anal sex was considered demeaning to the, usually younger, receiving partner. The historian K.J. Dover wrote about this extensively in his book Greek Homosexuality (1977), from which current theories on the subject of Greek male-male sexuality are largely derived. Joan Roughgarden refers to standing face-to-face intercrural intercourse as the "gay male missionary position" of ancient Greece in a section of her recent book Evolution's Rainbow that draws heavily on Dover. Probably the best we can do is to advise men who have sex with men to chose wisely when making these decisions but the more artful cruisers know the spots where to conduct these actions and the more astute exhibitionists may have mastered further the ways to have actions done in public.
There have been stories for example of men who have almost open quickies by a certain spot near an infamous statue and park where taxi operators have witnessed several times over men getting down but the events are kept hush in exchange for a charter at higher than normal prices to the point the parting persons wish to go in case they didn't drive to the area. In 2001 in St.Catherine, police officers had to rescue two men from being killed by a group of angry residents. The men were allegedly caught having oral sex in the back seat of a car. "Yes, it is something that happens quite frequently," explained an officer attached to the Montego Bay police station. "Homosexuals are afraid to report some of the atrocities that have been carried out against them for fear of being exposed so they remain quiet while criminals walk free. Police officers, many of whom are openly hostile towards gays, are also to be blamed for this. As a member of a human rights group, it is my belief that hate crimes, regardless of against whom, are wrong and should be condemned."
The officer noted that male prostitutes plying the streets, particularly in the resort towns of Montego Bay and Negril, are often attacked by what he referred to as "anti-gay thugs," sometimes brutally beaten to the point where they have to be confined to hospitals. He said that there is not much the police can do if charges were not brought forward. "A complaint has to be made before we can act," the officer added.
also see: Harassment, violence and murder reported in the news1996 (Flashback)
Interesting times in local gay life folks.
Peace and tolerance