Jamaican mob ‘chops and stabs’ queer teenager to death
Posted by Mercy
A mob of partygoers in St James, Jamaica attacked and killed a crossdressing or possibly transgender teenager July 22, reports Gay Star News.
The teenager, who was dressed as a woman, was dancing with a man until another woman at the party noticed.
A mob gathered, searched the teenager and, discovering male body parts, chopped and stabbed the 17-year-old to death.
Police found the teenager’s remains in the bushes the next morning.
Homosexuality is punishable by 10 years imprisonment in Jamaica, and killings of gay and transgender people are common.
“The Jamaican religious right keeps claiming all attacks are gay on gay violence. They even have the police say this foolishness,” said Jamaican LGBT rights advocate Maurice Tomlinson.
“The Jamaican government refuses to show leadership on the issue of human rights of LGBT people.”
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Posted on July 23, 2013, in World LGBTI News and tagged Caribbean, Cross-dressing, Eastern Time Zone, Gay Star News, Gender, Human sexuality, Jamaica, LGBT, Maurice Tomlinson, murder, Social Issues<\", transgender. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.