The incident came to my attention via an email and a subsequent link to a Facebook page where the thing was being discussed much to the laughter and scathing comments thrown at the men about carelessness or finding a private place to get down or what should have been done to them. One comment spoke to the real fear and hatred in some out there where the woman claimed that ‘batteyman de everyweh eeeh you don’t know who fi trust dem days” (gay men are everywhere these days and you don’t know who to trust). Sadly this is one of those lingering fears that drive resistance to any push for amendments to the buggery law and that there are implied predatory intent by the parties involved.
The incident occurred around the early hours on Wednesday last after the men had apparently slept in the bus or other buses as it was being worked on, they apparently wanted the work to be done quickly to put the vehicle back onto the streets for fear of losing income. The men however had other plans as well supposedly unbeknownst to the other men who use the facility, after all ‘man a man’ meaning one should be default heterosexual and not even thinking let alone engaged in gay sexual activities whatsoever. A worker arrived early the morning unexpectedly as business hours would be from about nine but he came across the site of the men in the bus as the windows were opened; he slowly made his way according to reports to really prove for himself what he thought he saw. The men were in a standing position according to the third party, one was shirtless the other was in a merino and a cut off old jeans with signs of grease. Both men were self pleasuring at first but then held on to each other’s penises and fondled each other shafts and testicles.
The surprised witness made an alarm and both men got dressed quickly and tried to coerce the third party not to spill the beans but he was adamant that he wanted nothing to do with no ‘battyman’ and an altercation also occurred as they tried to physical restrain him so he would not make an alarm, the witness managed to remove himself from the tussle. He eventually got away from the scene none the less and made an alarm to the nearby home of the owner with other residents coming out, a crowd gathered thereafter but the fondling players made good their escape; thankfully it did not get uglier but there was raucous laughter and anger as persons in the usual after the drama commentary described what they would have done had they been the one who caught the men.
A similar unconfirmed incident took place in March 2015 also in a bus parked in a lonely part of a cane piece near a waterway in Clarendon involving two men as well but that one died quickly as the driver managed to start the engines and left the scene. One can also recall an infamous incident in the early 2000s where a popular police officer known as ‘Suddy’ short for Sutherland (died in 2003) in Waterford St Catherine had to literally use his large frame with pistol drawn to stop a mob from descending on an old Encava bus parked on the roadside where suspicious activity was in play. The conductor and driver were also having a good time as it were but were subsequently escorted to the Waterford police station with the mob demanding they be released to them so they could exact their form of justice. The men were charged for gross indecency as no penetration was in play at the time but it was thrown of court eventually as the officers never followed up despite subpoenas issued by the judge.
Outdoor sex involving men with other men is something worth looking at in terms of the psychology of it and why do some men do not go private residencies or guest houses some of whom do allow men sharing a flat or room. It is also due to the abhorrence of male homosexuality so if a man wants to fool around he cannot take home a stranger in certain inner city typed geography; so they take the risks, then possibly the business of spontaneity as well there may be no need ‘beg’ for it in the case of a woman as other factors including menstruation may be a block for men who want instant gratification. There are no such questions between men but more so the venue or time and place as this ‘shake off’ matter shows.
Just bad luck this time around but that’s how the cookie crumble, I guess the men must be now seen as persona non-grata in the circles they often frequent and might have to try to live this down for the next couple of years.
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