Well as I live and breathe I never envisioned I would have seen this coming from one of our most vocal opponents over the years on such a sticky wicket as MSM/Transgender homelessness in particular and how our colleagues are treated. This speaks to the all important credibility I have hinted to ever so often needed in advocacy to change hearts and minds.
It is indeed sad that it had to take this man to bring back some attention to our homeless colleagues as they have been so shafted by JFLAG itself and others as buggery law reform is more attractive and gets better soundbites than some dutty battyman.
The systematic ignoring of our homeless brothers cannot go on and it is sad we are being forced to look at it by others who will also tie in homophobia to arrive at a conclusion that LGBT rights is not to be even considered.
Mutabaruka, who was one of the emcees on Rebel Salute last Saturday, January 16, said he is not condoning homosexuality; however, he said it is a fact that if nothing is done to help these homeless people, they will continue to prey on others in society.
“I believe JFLAG not taking care of their own,” he stated, adding that the government should “take some responsibility” to take care of them.
“The people dem can't go back in their community so what dem ago do. Dem ago turn prey on you,” he said.
Mutabaruka said many may frown at his opinion as a Rastafarian, but he said that it is a fact that if nothing is done, these homeless homosexuals will continue to create public disturbances.
He also pointed out that he was not supporting violence against them. here is the last report on yet another police raid at the newest spot in the long line of them they have had to use for shelter illegally:
here is a follow up uploaded on January 26, 2016 on Youtube:
@ 4:40 he conflates gay on gay violence versus genuine homophobic matters which further complicates the discourse or shouting match as one sees it
It should not have to take a man like this to point out the perceived abandonment of the homeless LGBT populations in Kingston.
here is the another side of the police removal in January: