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Give gays a break

Published:Saturday | February 5, 2011 | 12:00 AM


It is almost eight months since Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was extradited. Some of us did not want him to go.

I, for one, wanted him to stay in Jamaica. I could walk into my community without fear of being called names or being beaten to death. I simply went to Dudus and told him that I am gay and just wanted to live in peace.

I wasn't there to cause trouble, and I am still alive.

A new adult club opened in Half-Way Tree and it is the only place where I can be me. I can dance with my partner, I can drink in peace. Recently, this club was visited by policemen and women, who do not wear any badge. The vest had a silver tape obscuring their police number. They point their long guns at us and shone flashlights in our faces. They shouted bad things at us, and we felt threatened.

I only want to have a place where I can have a drink and dance. I am not on the street performing for any public and I am not making noise or disturbing the peace.

I feel my life is in danger from the police.

I am, etc.,


Tivoli Gardens