Jamaica: Angry Mob Traps 5 Gay Men For Trying To “Spread” Their Homosexuality

Police were called in to the village of Green Mountain to safely escort a group of men who had been trapped inside a house by an angry mob after they had been accused of trying to “spread” their homosexuality to local youth.

According to a video posted by Jamaican LGBT News, on August 22, the village turned against one of the men for making comments that “gravely concerned” them:

As the story spread like wild fire throughout the community, the residents [sic] annoyance spilled over, the five (5) men and a vehicle belonging to them were barricaded. The five (5) men were rescued and escorted out of the community by police.

“We have young youth growing up, and what they (gays) want to do is take them and put them in a different direction,” said one riled-up resident. “When we can bear the hunger and don’t stoop to certain level, the youth really cannot do that. That is what really started all of this.”

It’s unclear what the comments were that gravely concerned the mob, but they cheered as police escorted the gays out of their community.

Anti-gay sentiment in Jamaica remains high as the island nation is still one of the 78 countries in which homosexual acts are illegal. Just last month, a transgender teen was “chopped and stabbed to death” by an angry mob after they discovered that she was a male in female clothing.

h/t: Towleroad

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  • Snapper59

    Interesting, there was once a massive boycott South Africa movement in the US but Jamaica is seen as just another Caribbean getaway.

  • hf2hvit

    Jamaica is a HELL HOLE. The most disgusting, smelly, and filthiest place I have ever been to.

    Anti-gay…probably good christians at work.

  • Scribe38

    Just another place I won’t spend my vacation money.

  • Snapper59

    @hf2hvit: Well, like Mexico I’m sure there are some incredible places to stay. I’ve always heard once you arrive at the Ritz there, just do not leave the grounds until its time to go back to the airport.

  • Polaro

    Pathetically stupid people.

  • DarSco

    This is sad. It is so sad that people unite in stupidity. Russia & Jamaica are two VERY different countries BUT (LOL) both are full of the same type of idiots. Stupidity is blind and it seems that everyone wants to be a part of it, sad & pathetic

  • DarSco

    Check out a movie called idiocracy, It’s a comedy but it gives a glimpse to the world of tomorrow lol screw Russia & screw Jamaica

  • TheMarc

    So where’s the call for a Jamaican boycott? Where are the celebrity gays and celebrity gay activists on this one? George Takei? Dan Savage? Where are ya guys? Or are we not concerned because Jamaica is not “in Europe?” And oh yes, you are not mistaken, the subtext in my statement is undeniable.

  • twoguysbrooklyn

    It’s time we stopped sending our tax dollars to these ignorant backwaters – Jamaica, Uganda, Alabama – oh, wait…

  • Kangol


    I thought Jamaica was already a proscribed country by lesbians and gay men, as it should be.

    It has been repeatedly denounced, for years, by the International Gay Lesbian Human Rights Committee and other organizations for its homophobia and heterosexism. Maybe you don’t realize this, but Jamaica’s pariah status is nothing new. On top of this, the US government has applied pressure to Jamaica to clean up its act, and the current Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, has even broached the idea of protecting LGBTQ people, a stark contrast with the previous homophobic corrupt PM, Bruce Golding, who did not do a thing for gay people.

    At least the police did show up to protect these gay men. Can anyone say whether that would occur in Russia, which is far larger and far richer (by many orders of 10).

  • Scribe38

    @Kangol: thank-you

  • that_dude247

    What’s really sad is the # of gay or closeted Carribeans (Jamaicans included), who will be here in New York this weekend “spreading their homosexuality”.

    These people are sad.

  • TheMarc

    @Cam: Ah I see, so it’s old news. Please forgive me for not being a regular reader of Queerty circa 2009. But I don’t really remember it being news. I mean, I’ve heard about the Russian boycott EVERYWHERE. Which gay-lebrity spearheaded this? Was the Stonewall the only place that dumped Red Stripe? Any idea of how many bars participated? I mean I’ve seen “Dump Stoli” pin ups and banners all of the place. Was there a similar widespread out cry? Yeah, sorry, being sarcastic. There wasn’t.

    @Kangol: Yes, nearly every anti-gay has been publicly denounced by many an LGBT activist. My point isn’t that nobody has ever heard of Jamaica being a bad place for gays. It’s that we haven’t heard it as much as we have heard about Russia.

  • BrandoPolo

    @TheMarc: Not “we” boo. You. And if it’s a big deal to you, then start your anti-Jamaica campaign — why are you waiting for others to do it for you? Just note that there’s going to be someone like you somewhere else complaining about why you aren’t complaining one of the hundreds of other anti-gay laces in the world.

    It’s called picking timely battles. Obviously Russia is front and center now (and wasn’t when Jamaica was being raked over the coals in ’09) because of that little event called the Olympics — did you miss that? If the Olympics ever get to Jamaica, well…

    Moreover if gays screeched constantly about every place in the world that was full of bigots, we’d never have time to do anything else. And we’d have no place to live given that Chelsea and West Hollywood are hotbeds for Aryan supremacy.

  • Stache1

    @TheMarc: Yeah, it’s too bad that this beautiful Caribbean country filled with 3rd world bigots doesn’t produce anything (besides ripping off tourists) to boycott.

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