It was also May of this year that a set of cross dressers were chased and beaten in some instances in New Kingston:
Also See: Drag queens double jeopardy and Men rushed and beaten in New Kingston
Here is the Star news piece:
Rasbert Turner, STAR Writer
A man dressed in wig and spike heels was chased by angry men who had stopped to assist him after his car broke down in Lennonville, St Catherine, on Monday. The cross-dresser had to be rescued by the Old Harbour police after the men who were fooled into thinking he was a sexy damsel in distress discovered the truth behind the heels and wigs. THE STAR was informed that the male was in Lennonville about two miles from Old Harbour about 11:30 p.m., when the incident happened. He was said to have been driving a Lexus SUV which got a flat tyre along the roadway. The man reportedly stopped passersby in an effort to get help. It was said that there was some sexual chemistry between the passersby and the cross-dresser. However, the police source said; "After a keen observation it was revealed that the browning was indeed a man. The 'good samaritans' became angry and decided to give him a sound beating."
The man who showed he was quite quick on his feet, left his attackers in his dust and fled to the Old Harbour Police Station. "Yes, he threw away the wig and spike heel he was wearing and ran more than a mile to the station. The persons were shouting to send out di bwoy, mek wi deal wid him," a policeman confirmed when contacted by THE STAR. The police further said that when the man was asked to change his clothes at the station they were in for a bigger surprise. "It was really a shock when he was changing to see him wearing panties and brassiere," the police source said.
It was only in July 2010 there was another incident with a cross dresser who picked up a gentleman and all hell nearly broke loose as carried on my sister blog GLBTQJA Wordpress
And that infamous Barbie case as mentioned in the older post excerpted above was one of those that made the issue fully mainstream in 2009 who by the way can present as both male and female aesthetically very well, she passes easily as both. In fact she is the envy of many a drag personality locally because of that "gift"
Read more on that XNews Story on Gay Jamaica Watch
Disturbed by Xnews Story on Drag Queen and Gay Cop
Also see: Chu Chu on cross dressing …………….
Peace and tolerance