I found this disturbing piece (located on 365Gay.com) about the rampant gay hate in Jamaica.
Personally, I believe that all gays, and gay allies, should protest Jamaica. Wait, scratch that…Anyone who believes in the civil rights of their fellow human beings, whether you agree with homosexuality or not, should protest the entire country. This is deplorable. First world tourists should show anti-gay Jamaicans that homophobia of this magnitude cannot be tolerated, under any circumstances. The Jamaican economy is based on tourism. Without tourists the already 3rd world country would crash and burn. So hit them where it hurts, in the wallet.
After reading this I have decided that I’ll NEVER support anything Jamaica does, ever, until the laws are changed.
Read on… HERE
Poll: 70 Percent In Jamaica Oppose Any Rights For Gays
by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff Posted: June 20, 2008 - 5:00 pm ET (Kingston)
There is little chance laws against homosexuality will be repealed in Jamaica if a public opinion poll released Friday is any indication. The survey found that 70 percent of Jamaicans do not believe gays and lesbians should have any civil rights. The poll, taken for the Jamaican Gleaner newspaper, found women slightly more receptive than men to repealing the sodomy law or giving gays protection from discrimination in housing or work.
Thirty-four percent of women would support pro-gay legislation, while only 20 percent of men would. Jamaican gays, supported by international human rights groups, have been calling for repeal of the sodomy law which carries a sentence of 10-years in prison on conviction.
Last month Prime Minister Bruce Golding condemned Britain and other Commonwealth countries for criticizing the treatment of gays in the Caribbean nation. ”Jamaica is not going to allow values to be imposed on it from outside,” he said during an interview broadcast on the BBC..........................................