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

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Inviting an unverified third party for a hook-up can be dangerous

Inviting an unverified third party for a hook-up can be dangerous

In light of recent events involving fallouts from hook-ups mostly originating from virtual e-lationships I wanted to revisit a long standing practice by some long term relationship same sex couples to open their union or are already in open relationships where a third or even fourth plus parties are incorporated to enhance their sexual experiences and or for experimentation. The recent events I referred to in my opening was related to a long term virtual e-lationship without the benefit of meeting face to face that supposedly built trust due to the passage of time or so one party thought, one of thousands like this scenario I would image but on popular all male site Adam4Adam these e-lationships can last for very long periods before a face to face hook-up is arranged or enacted it can be just within hours after clicking their profile lured by a photo (often times fake) or some other factor picked up over time. The man thought he was about to meet his online friend only to be led into a web of deception and sexual assault.

Now that the outdoor cruising community and related activities has retreated somewhat due to the high crime wave, fear and the presence of the problematic homeless and gay for pay communities occupying traditional spaces using public thoroughfare the switch is noticeable for those who care to look to virtual spaces so the internet, BlackBerry messenger and the respective mobile phone service providers chat rooms with Facebook almost ahead of the pack in my view, even I get the proverbial “ ...wanna jack off?” or other sexual invitations in my inbox. This blog has some previous entries on Facebook fallouts but the main purpose of this particular entry is to provide some more tips and suggestions (not hard and fast rules though) as to how to take the needed precautions and what to look for. Experiences cruisers like myself never often pass on these tips and even at the advocacy level hardly any discourse is on the subject and it is well needed with the challenges especially with younger inexperienced “hunters”

Instincts of course is the first thing when making that decision at the initial contact, many persons do throw out invitations openly online in the fora aforementioned but it is remarkable to me that even persons who would be considered sophisticated, educated or suave seem to be making some serious errors leading to disastrous consequences over the years, the repeated non-homophobic killings is evidence enough as the men navigate the ins and outs of Jamaican MSM life including the tricky gay for pay and hyper masculine individuals not accessing that these persons sometimes come with emotional and psychological baggage on their shoulders. The highly prized machismo in our setting with the masculinisation of down low life as acceptable by the very GLBTQ media/entertainment they have already set the stage for bullshit to happen. Some may want some sort of financial or materialistic rewards for the inclusion of sorts and sexual play so may go as far as asking for extended contact with one of the parties in the union while rejecting the other (if it was a two man union) based on the initial engagement/session. The perception by some of the hyper and GFP brothers also is that “gay” men (as they often don’t seem themselves as homosexuals) have disposable incomes and material wealth in abundance hence the cash register demands complete with a list of wants in rules including the role play in the session strongly excluding any passive or receptive positioning for the most part and if so allowed may cost you more than you bargained for with added confidentiality (friends most not known he bent over) under pain of threats on ones person at times.

Verification is so important as too often persons whether single or in a relationship but looking to turn a session or a have a one night stand into a ménage a trios just play it by air and invite someone right off the bat from a male hook-up site or Facebook without even knowing the individual(s) on the other end of the virtual space. It is good to have spontaneity as well yes and gaydar may also play a role but is more powerful to me face to face, sometimes luck will run out and one cannot simply work by the “spirit” anymore in these dangerous times. Often times we see posts and status messages thrown out on Facebook of persons seeking a certain experience or type of man going down to the details of role played and expected activity, a few have gone as far as to list their geographical area, offer payment amounts or material items as the lure and phone numbers while having an open profile that can be viewed by friends of friends and family who on their main friends list but not filtered from certain account activity. Those are some of the circumstances that can lead to problems.

A recent chat with some fellas in a certain town centre revealed much as many of them have become circumspect as decoys roam either pretending to be gay to exploit what they can from their victim a long standing problem as I too fell victim to this years ago but I am far more the wiser these days or gay for pay MSM who while not self identifying as gay have strict lists of what they want both in bed and in payment. Derogating from any such arrangement can have consequences to ghastly to discuss here some of which we have seen making the news over the years outside of non homophobic killings or murders. Hyper masculine or thug gay for pay men are not the only ones with drama the opposite side of the spectrum can also be murky that of effeminate men hence some seeking such encounters often demand that would be third parties or hook-up link be not “real” “girly” or “ queen” all terms referring to an effeminate man. There are also the service seekers though masculine in demeanour do deliberately seek effeminate types but motive is often an issue. I have seen over time effeminate men abused, not paid (if it was a commercial arrangement), relieved of personal effects or cash or duped into a deal to be left raped or sexually assaulted.

The ability for perpetrators to mask their intent which may come into play after the first face to face meeting is sometimes hard to decipher or detect when one is not vigilant from the get go, the first click on that profile should turn on ones filter’s but some get so lapse and are caught up in the aura of the fantasies or urges running in one’s mind for that instant gratification, after all men work by the physical for arousal more so than women. One also should NOT let their guard down simply because the first meeting or session went well motives can remain hidden just until they are ready to pounce and carry out their plan. Trust cannot be developed out of a sexual encounter without the benefit or more social exchange and meaningful conversations. The thrill of a hook-up or the hunt though we clearly understand is the unemotional connection, sheer lust and raunchy desire driven by male’s physical aphrodisiac elements that are the drivers but in hiding ones true self to make the experience interesting deception becomes exploitive. The six pack (or more), the member’s size (endowment), and other physical attributes are the markers to make the decision to sometimes blindly go for the kill so to speak and when it is over they go their separate ways.

Just the ending of last month there was an assault case that has brought the matter front and centre for myself and some other readers on my sister blog GLBTQ Jamaica on blogger, thanks to the persons involved in the case for allowing me to explore the issue (barring making too public the gruesome details in avoiding being indelicate). I also shared some tips I had prepared in a previous entry on this blog following some Facebook fallout involving young gay men in Kingston. Contrary to popular notions, the discrimination against homosexuality comes not only from heterosexuals but also from sexual minorities themselves. It is virtually impossible for someone raised in a culture as intensely intolerant to homosexuals as Jamaica’s culture is and not have that same intolerance deeply ingrained. Thus, regardless of one’s sexual orientation, most Jamaicans carry the burden of prejudice against homosexuality in varying forms.

Thus the challenges I tried to expound on above, navigating MSM life is not easy here but for those of us who are still around (Thank God) and have the experience we must not only sit on that experience and be cocky about it but also share it with our younger counterparts, after all isn’t it the overall improvement of the quality of life what we seek here?

here are some recent suggestions I added on Facebook, some were from a previous entry on FB fallouts, adjust them as you may see fit:

FIRSTLY work with your INSTINCTS or gaydar if it doesn't feel right or if you are not sure of the individual, DO NOT GO THERE (even if their "member" is big or body looks good) I know the thrill of the hunt can be tempting but if you do decide to push ahead then .........

1) Get to know the party(ies) on the other line as BEST as possible i.e. more relevant info, real name, sexual preference etc do not just settle for photos especially dick shots, those are the alluring agents to get you hooked.

2) Cross question or revisit information that you are not clear on with the person(s) but do so cleverly, not to deceive but for your own confirmation

3) Literally archive your online convos with the party(ies) if you are unsure of their motives via the chat mechanisms or copy and paste them to a blank word doc or notepad

4) Verify if possible knowledge of the person(s) by others in the community if they are newbies the cross questioning point above should be used regularly .... make sure you are getting the truth

5) Decide on what clothing and colour or change colours previously agreed to if you are not sure of the individual you are going to meet

6) Study your surroundings when there and get there early, make note of markers etc

7) Find an open area such as a park for the first meeting preferably instead of a home or hotel so as to avoid any untoward attack and that too can avoid the need to get into the sack too quickly even if it is a nice future fuckbuddy

8) Plan your possible route(s) of escape if necessary, wear adequate clothing that will not impede you

9) Have a weapon of some sort or maze that can create a distraction then escape as quickly as possible

10) For the first meeting try to go as light as possible NO COSTLY items on you such as jewelry, brand clothes or shoes, GO LIGHT AS possible if unsure

11) Have a trusted friend accompany you if possible and have them away from the actual meeting spot but make sure they can see you

12) Make a call if needed to the person(s) who followed you and keep the line open so they can hear your conversation and call for help elsewhere if needed

13) If possible and where necessary have this TRUSTED third party/witness capture the moment via video or stream so as to make sure it is an authentic meeting/hookup

14) IF NEEDS BE or the situation is so dire try to cleverly (not easy to do) distract the perpetrator(s) by telling them you have an STD (NOT HIV) as that may have a psychological impact on them, it has worked in cases I have seen before

15) EVEN during the ordeal see if you can plan your escape, so if you were forced to do any oral sex for e.g and you saw a route or way out bite the fucker and run!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (although in such tense moments one can get nervous and loose thought)

16) Pay close attention to the weakest person in the group IF IT IS A GROUP ATTACK play on them if you can it may work in your favour, best way to escape sometimes is to let them argue and then you BOLT for your life >>>>self preservation dis name

17) Long term take self defense classes if needed

Peace and tolerance




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A look at the fear of the feminine (Effemophobia) by Jamaican standards & how it drives the homo-negative perceptions/homophobia in Jamaican culture/national psyche.

After catching midway a radio discussion on the subject of Jamaica being labelled as homophobic I did a quick look at the long held belief in Jamaica by anti gay advocates, sections of media and homophobes that several murders of alleged gay victims are in fact 'crimes of passion' or have jealousy as their motives but it is not as simple or generalized as that.

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Recent Homophobic Incidents CLICK HERE for related posts/labels from glbtqjamaica's blog & HERE for those I am aware of.


APJ Website Launch & Link

Aphrodite's P.R.I.D.E Jamaica, APJ launched their website on December 1 2015 on World AIDS Day where they hosted a docu-film and after discussions on the film Human Vol 1

audience members interacting during a break in the event

film in progress

visit the new APJ website HERE

See posts on APJ's work: HERE (newer entries will appear first so scroll to see older ones)

The Hypocrisy of Jamaican Anti Gay Groups & Selective Actions of Societal Ills

The selectivity of the anti gay religious voices on so called societal ills is examined in this podcast as other major issues that require the "church" to have spoken up including sexual abuse by pastors in recent times yet mere silence on those matters is highlighted.

Why are these groups and so called child rights activists creating mass hysteria and have so much strength for HOMOSEXUALITY but are quiet on corruption in government, missing children, crime in the country and so much more but want to stop same gender loving persons from enjoying peace of mind and PRIVACY?

Also is the disturbing tactic of deliberately conflating paedophilia with same gender sex as if to suggest reforming the buggery law will cause an influx of buggered children when we know that is NOT TRUE.

MSM/Trans homeless - From gully to graveyard

When are lives interrupted be allowed a real honest chance to move from interruption to independence and stability? I just cannot tell you friends.

An article appeared in the gleaner today that just sent me into sadness mode again with this ugly business of LGBTQI homelessness. The author of the piece needs an intervention too as he (Ryon Jones) uses terms such as cross dressers and or homeless men which if transgender persons are present they cannot be described or seen as such, sigh another clear display of the lack of impact and reach of so called advocacies and advocates who are more interested in parading as working but really aint having much impact as they ought to or claim.

We are told of houses being put together from time in memorial; the Dwayne’s House project seems dead in the water, the Larry Chang (named after a JFLAG cofounder) seems stuck in the mud and Colour Pink’s so called Rainbow House seems insignificant in relation to the size and scope of the national problem. JFLAG as presented on this blog is obviously not interested in getting their hands dirty really on homelessness save and except for using the populations as cannon fodder and delegating same; as far as I am concerned presenting them as victims of homophobia which is true but where are the programs and the perceived millions donated or granted since President Obama’s visit to address LGBTQ matters?


Dr Shelly Ann Weeks on Homophobia - What are we afraid of?

Former host of Dr Sexy Live on Nationwide radio and Sexologist tackles in a simplistic but to the point style homophobia and asks the poignant question of the age, What really are we as a nation afraid of?

It seems like homosexuality is on everyone's tongue. From articles in the newspapers to countless news stories and commentaries, it seems like everyone is talking about the gays. Since Jamaica identifies as a Christian nation, the obvious thought about homosexuality is that it is wrong but only male homosexuality seems to influence the more passionate responses. It seems we are more open to accepting lesbianism but gay men are greeted with much disapproval.

Dancehall has certainly been very clear where it stands when it comes to this issue with various songs voicing clear condemnation of this lifestyle. Currently, quite a few artistes are facing continuous protests because of their anti-gay lyrics. Even the law makers are involved in the gayness as there have been several calls for the repeal of the buggery law. Recently Parliament announced plans to review the Sexual Offences Act which, I am sure, will no doubt address homosexuality.

Jamaica has been described as a homophobic nation. The question I want to ask is: What are we afraid of? There are usually many reasons why homosexuality is such a pain in the a@. Here are some of the more popular arguments MORE HERE

also see:
Dr Shelly Ann Weeks on Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation

Sexuality - What is yours?

The Deliberate Misuse of the “Sexual Grooming” Term by Antigay Fanatics to Promote Their Hysteria

Just as I researched on-line in NOT EVEN five minutes and found a plethora of information and FACTS on Sexual Grooming (and thanks to Dr Karen Carpenter for some valuable insight I found out what Sexual Grooming was) so too must these fanatics go and do the same and stop creating panic in the country.

The hysteria continues from the Professor Bain so called protests to protect freedom of speech and bites at the credibility of the LGBT lobby collectively continues via Duppies Dupe UWI articles when the bigger principle of the conflict of interest in regards to the greater imperative of removing/preserving archaic buggery laws in the Caribbean dependent on which side one sits is of greater import when the professor’s court testimony in Belize went against the imperative of CHART/PANCAP goals is the more germane matter of which he was former head now temporarily reinstated via a court ex-parte injunction. The unnecessary uproar and shouting from the same hysterical uninformed quarters claiming moral concerns ....... MORE CLICK HERE

also see if you can

JFLAG Excludes Homeless MSM from IDAHOT Symposium on Homelessness


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 realize the issue he held so dear in his time was treated with such disrespect and dishonor. 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


see previous entries on LGBT Homelessness from the Wordpress Blog HERE

Steps to take when confronted by the police & your rights compromised:

a) Ask to see a lawyer or Duty Council

b) Only give name and address and no other information until a lawyer is present to assist

c) Try to be polite even if the scenario is tense

d) Don’t do anything to aggravate the situation

e) Every complaint lodged at a police station should be filed and a receipt produced, this is not a legal requirement but an administrative one for the police to track reports

f) Never sign to a statement other than the one produced by you in the presence of the officer(s)

g) Try to capture a recording of the exchange or incident or call someone so they can hear what occurs, place on speed dial important numbers or text someone as soon as possible

h) File a civil suit if you feel your rights have been violated

i) When making a statement to the police have all or most of the facts and details together for e.g. "a car" vs. "the car" represents two different descriptions

j) Avoid having the police writing the statement on your behalf except incases of injuries, make sure what you want to say is recorded carefully, ask for a copy if it means that you have to return for it

Vacant at Last! ShoemakerGully: Displaced MSM/Trans Persons were is cleared December 2014

CVM TV carried a raid and subsequent temporary blockade exercise of the Shoemaker Gully in the New Kingston district as the authorities respond to the bad eggs in the group of homeless/displaced or idling MSM/Trans persons who loiter there for years.

Question is what will happen to the population now as they struggle for a roof over their heads and food etc. The Superintendent who proposed a shelter idea (that seemingly has been ignored by JFLAG et al) was the one who led the raid/eviction.

Also see:

the CVM NEWS Story HERE on the eviction/raid taken by the police

also see a flashback to some of the troubling issues with the populations and the descending relationships between JASL, JFLAG and the displaced/homeless GBT 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


see previous entries on LGBT Homelessness from the Wordpress Blog HERE

May 22, 2015, see: MP Seeks Solutions For Homeless Gay Youth In New Kingston

New Kingston Cop Proposes Shelter for Shoemaker Gully LGBT Homeless Population

Superintendent Murdock

The same cop who has factored in so many run-ins with the youngsters in the Shoemaker Gully (often described as a sewer by some activists) has delivered on a promise of his powerpoint presentation on a solution to the issue in New Kingston, problem is it is the same folks who abandoned the men (their predecessors) from the powerful cogs of LGBT/HIV that are in earshot of his plan.

This ugly business of LGBTQ homelessness and displacements or self imposed exile by persons has had several solutions put forth, problem is the non state actors in particular do not want to get their hands dirty as the more combative and political issues to do with buggery's decriminalization or repeal have risen to the level of importance more so than this. Let us also remember this is like the umpteenth meeting with the cops, some of the LGBT homeless persons and the advocacy structure.

Remember JFLAG's exclusion of the group from that IDAHO symposium on LGBT homelessess? See HERE, how can we ask the same people who only want to academise and editorialise the issue to also try to address their own when they do not want to get their hands dirty but publish wonderful reports as was done earlier this month, see HERE: (re)Presenting and Redressing LGBT Homelessness in Jamaica: Towards a Multifaceted Approach to Addressing Anti-Gay Related Displacement also LGBT homelessness has always been with us from the records of Gay Freedom Movement(1974) to present but the current issues started from 2009, see: The Quietus ……… The Safe House Project Closes and The Ultimatum on December 30, 2009 as carried on sister blog Gay Jamaica Watch. CLICK HERE for FULL post of this story.

Gender Identity/Transgederism Radio discussion Jamaica March 2014

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


As promised here is another periodical update on an income generating/diligence building project now in effect for some now seven former homeless and displaced MSM in St Catherine, it originally had twelve persons but some have gotten jobs elsewhere, others have simply walked away and one has relocated to another parish, to date their weed whacking earning business capacity has been struggling as previous posts on the subject has brought to bear.

Although some LGBT persons residing in the parish have been approached by yours truly and others to increase client count for the men costs such as gas and maintenance of the four machines that are rotated between the enrolled men are rising weekly literally while the demand is instead decreasing due to various reasons.

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 .....

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.

Notes on Bail & Court Appearance issues

If in doubt speak to your attorney

Bail and its importance -

If one is locked up then the following may apply:
Locked up over a weekend - Arrested pursuant to being charged or detained There must be reasonable suspicion i.e. about to commit a crime, committing a crime or have committed a crime.

There are two standards that must be met:

1). Subjective standard: what the officer(s) believed to have happened

2). Objective standard: proper and diligent collection of evidence that implicates the accused To remove or restrain a citizen’s liberty it cannot be done on mere suspicion and must have the above two standards

 Police officers can offer bail with exceptions for murder, treason and alleged gun offences, under the Justice of the Peace Act a JP can also come to the police station and bail a person, this provision as incorporated into the bail act in the late nineties

 Once a citizen is arrested bail must be considered within twelve hours of entering the station – the agents of the state must give consideration as to whether or not the circumstances of the case requires that bail be given

 The accused can ask that a Justice of the Peace be brought to the station any time of the day. By virtue of taking the office excluding health and age they are obliged to assist in securing bail

"Bail is not a matter for daylight

Locked up and appearing in court

 Bail is offered at the courts office provided it was extended by the court; it is the court that has the jurisdiction over the police with persons in custody is concerned.

 Bail can still be offered if you were arrested and charged without being taken to court a JP can still intervene and assist with the bail process.

Other Points of Interest

 The accused has a right to know of the exact allegation

 The detainee could protect himself, he must be careful not to be exposed to any potential witness

 Avoid being viewed as police may deliberately expose detainees

 Bail is not offered to persons allegedly with gun charges

 Persons who allegedly interfere with minors do not get bail

 If over a long period without charge a writ of habeas corpus however be careful of the police doing last minute charges so as to avoid an error

 Every instance that a matter is brought before the court and bail was refused before the accused can apply for bail as it is set out in the bail act as every court appearance is a chance to ask for bail

 Each case is determined by its own merit – questions to be considered for bail:

a) Is the accused a flight risk?

b) Are there any other charges that the police may place against the accused?

c) Is the accused likely to interfere with any witnesses?

d) What is the strength of the crown’s/prosecution’s case?

 Poor performing judges can be dealt with at the Judicial Review Court level or a letter to the Chief Justice can start the process

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Hello readers,

thank you for your donations via Paypal in helping to keep this blog going, my limited frontline community work, temporary shelter assistance at my home and related costs. Please continue to support me and my allies in this venture that has now become a full time activity. When I first started blogging in late 2007 it was just as a pass time to highlight GLBTQ issues in Jamaica under then JFLAG's blogspot page but now clearly there is a need for more forumatic activity which I want to continue to play my part while raising more real life issues pertinent to us.

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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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