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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Another Jamaican Cross-Dresser Attacked By An Anti-Gay Mob: Rescued By Cops

Another cross-dressing Jamaican attacked by a mob in Portmore, St Catherine, Jamaica on August 10, 2013.

According to The Jamaica-Star (local news paper), "Police personnel had to rescue a man dressed as a woman in Portmore, St Catherine, last Saturday after an angry mob who had seen him in the community threaten to flog him.Reports are that about 9 p.m., the the police were called to Portmore Drive in the municipality. When the team arrived , they spotted a person in an orange wig, b...rider shorts and a blouse with brassier showing. We learnt that the cross-dresser was spotted by a group of persons who attacked him. The individual ran on to a premises and the police were called. When the team arrived, reinforcement had to be called in as the mob as the mob decided to harm him. The police managed to take him to safety.

Persons told The Star that the man's action had provoked the wrath of those who had to attack. A senior police officer told The Star that last week the a man had to be rescued from another section of the parish. Just two weeks ago, a teenager was killed by a mob in St James after he dressed as a woman and danced with another man."

While many Jamaicans continue to deny or ignore the existence of anti-gay mobs and attacks on homosexuals in the country, Dr. Alvin Bailey, Bishop of the Portmore Holiness Christian Church, in Portmore on BBC World Interview (August 13, 2013) reinforced the erroneous perception and belief that "majority of the gruesome killings of and attacks on gays in Jamaica were done by gays themselves," even with recent evidence and news reports of numerous anti-gay attacks prove otherwise.

Surprisingly, Prime Minister Portia Simpson still remain silent on the rising attacks on homosexuals. So far, no efforts are being made by the government of Jamaica to stem the occurrence of mob attacks on gays in Jamaica.

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