Punish gay-bashing students
THE EDITOR, Sir:
I read Gordon Robinson's column 'Why gay rights?', published Tuesday, October 23, 2012, and in light of the incident that happened at the University of Technology (UTech) on Thursday, November 1, I write to implore you to take action.
I am Jamaica-born, internationally educated, returning resident to the island. The incident at UTech is shameful and embarrassing.
Those students involved should have their careers, hopes and dreams taken from them, and they should be incarcerated, along with the security guards that beat that young man.
What happened is a hate crime, and such a crime needs to elicit harsh punishment to deter any such acts in the future.
Jamaica is uneducated on the nature of homosexuality. Those of us who are more evolved have to stand up.
It is our responsibility to fight for those whose lives would be endangered if they dared to fight.
This is the 21st century.
And for the record, I am a heterosexual woman.