Oct 08, 2014 6:35 PM GMT
91% of Jamaica wants to keep anti-gay law
The majority of the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations, formerly known as the British Commonwealth, still criminalize sexual acts between consenting adults of the same sex and other forms of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. This has been described as being the result of "the major historical influence" or legacy of the British Empire. In most cases, it was former colonial administrators that established anti-gay legislation or sodomy acts during the 19th century. The majority of countries then retained these laws following independence
Punished by Imprisonment
Mauritius (male only)
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
...This is why, in collaboration with Dr Noel Cowell from the University of the West Indies, I decided to conduct the largest piece of research of its kind to date, using data collected by Professor Ian Boxhill.
By interviewing about 2,000 people across 40 communities in Jamaica, we looked at the predictors of anti-gay bias and measured them.
Our results confirm the suspicion that Jamaicans, in general, hold very strong prejudices against gays and lesbians....
...As in other countries, wealth, education and (younger) age were associated with less anti-gay prejudice. Religiosity, which is often the reason offered by anti-gay lobbyists, also predicted more anti-gay bias. However, it was neither the strongest nor the most reliable predictor. When all the factors were taken into account simultaneously, the two that were most reliable were a preference for dancehall music, and gender.
dancehall culture's anti-homosexual lyrics formed part of a macho discussion that advanced the interest of the heterosexual male in Jamaica, which is a Christian society with strong Rastafari movement influence as well.
theantijoke saidLook how bizarre this is...
pazzy saidl0stcanvas saidJamaica is also one of the worst islands to visit in the Caribbean so it doesn't matter anyway.
oh please shut up.
i don't want to hear ANY gay person especially in the united states talking about anywhere in the world being fucked up towards gay people as if their country got love for them. america don't have love for gay folks. don't get it twisted. you think that because you're getting the right to marry now MEANS that your country respects you as a gay man?
whenever guys such as yourself talk shit about these places, do you think about the LGBTQ population that live there too that has to deal with that shit? of course not.. i bet you like metta8 just see a bunch of black people representing jamaica and being that you're a white guy (not saying that you're a racist, just trying to say that you might not be able to empathize with a black person in terms of experiencing racism), you're like.. "those black people are so uncivilized. they don't expect gay people. i can't go to their place." the same sorry ass attitudes can be found in the gay community towards nonwhites and things associated with them such as music. ready to draw the "race card" because it benefits you. you probably think the jamaicans are supposed to kiss your ass too as soon as you step off the plane on some "happy go lucky" shit too as if they aren't humans like how they do in those sorry ass tourism commericals despite the fact that you're stepping into THEIR island. (hate those by the way) so please.. stop with that brown nosing shit.
and another thing... there's white jamaicans, asian jamaicans, and etc. yes, jamaicans come in many variations like how americans do. i like these topics because it exposes the ignorance of the folks when they're ready to talk shit and excuse how bigoted they are yet they want to act like they're BETTER or SMARTER. if you want to be pissed off with somebody, BLAME america, england, and europe for creating the miss. yes, missionaries which were basically white guys spreading christianity and jesus, telling folks that homosexuality is wrong to places like jamaica which didn't know shit about that. jamaica is one of those places that has been fucked up to shit simply to keep america and uk where it's at today so try to empathize before shitting on them. it's not their fault.
bon_pan saidtheantijoke saidLook how bizarre this is...
Destinharbor saidlol. Told ya. The guy sits in his mama's basement and spews silly attacks on everyone because he's unable to leave the house. Jamaica would be better off if the Brits still controlled it. After 50 years, these clowns still can't figure out how to govern themselves and re-create the economy. It and Haiti, the two toilets of the Caribbean.