Brush Off

Jamaica’s tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett brushed off gay activists’ complaints regarding the island’s pervasive homophobia. And American journalist Timothy Kincaid does not approve: “I would discourage anyone whom I love from vacationing on the island. Those who champion violence against some can champion violence against many….If he cares about the future of his nation’s economy and stability, he might be better concerned that his nation not come to be seen by the American public as a hostile and violent place…” [BTB]