For the folks who think Jamaica has cooled we better rethink that but then again those folks are in a privileged middle class world or bubble (bubbles have a way of bursting) far removed from the realities and live ever so vicariously on twitter-verse promoting out and proud messages.
In a social media post from the National Anti-Discrimination Alliance (NADA), Walford, who hails from a Papine, St Andrew address, is a well-known volunteer that works closely with the homeless population in the Corporate Area.
Let us keep Asheen Walford in our prayers while we wish for a speedy recovery. He is one of our committed volunteers who worked closely with the homeless, and unfortunately was one of several victims of a homophobic mob attack on Saturday night. Currently he is holding on for dear life as we were advised that his chances of living are low. Stay tuned as we will continue to provide updates on his condition.
The Quietus ......... The Safe House Project Closes
And we continue to reap the world-wind for not addressing homelessness when it was manageable 2013
Homeless Awareness Month: Flashback to New Kingston's Displaced MSM 2013
Where is that "I am Not a Fish" documentary?
MSM/Trans homeless - From gully to graveyard
Complaint of "Freaky Gays" Harassing New Kingston Residents 2011
And The Machinery ...... The murder of Charms 2011
Man robbed by crossdresser while engaging in sexual transaction! (this entry's case prior)
Rowdy Gays Strike - J-FLAG Abandons Raucous Homosexuals Misbehaving In New Kingston 2012
Homeless LGBT New Kingston Population Targeted by Cops Again ......... 3rd Anniversary of Civil Disobedience ....... 2014
More Jamaican LGBTQ displacements & homeless challenges in 2014
JFLAG has no moral authority to speak on homeless gay men in New Kingston says members of the public2014
Here is a three year old podcast below (hardly much has changed) on my take on governments role (or the lack thereof) in addressing MSM homeless; but if they cannot handle national homelessness how can they be asked to address specific needs of MSM/Trans folk? Powerful monied LGBT organizations need to take up the slack and stop passing the buck:
flashback to the stoning incident at JASL offices 2011
Children’s Advocacy & LGBT Agencies inconsistent approach to Homeless MSM Youth
'Don't come back here' - Maxfield residents warn gay man after publicized eviction
More forced evictions reported for 2013
Street MSM Stone J-FLAG – After Being Cleared From Gov’t Property, Homosexuals Launch Assault another such clash occurred earlier in January which forced JFLAG to vacate yet another office space.
Housing Minister seeks funds for Shelter from NHT Money ....... Will the LGBT Homeless be Assisted?
New Kingston Cop Proposes Shelter for Shoemaker MSM/Trans homeless persons
MP Julian Robinson claims he wants help for New Kingston homeless gays 2013
Peace, Prayers & Tolerance required indeed
You decide folks but proper reporting by news outlets so critical to bring credibility to bear on the struggle overall.