Documenting human rights violations carried out against LGBT persons in Jamaica between 20, it focuses on the intolerable level of violence, physical and sexual, perpetrated based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
Second, it documents discrimination LGBT people face from government institutions, including health care facilities, as well as in the private sector.
The report then turns to the state’s responsibility for this abuse, considering legislation that facilitates abuses by private and public actors (such as “buggery laws” that outlaw anal sex and all male homosexual conduct), and government efforts to protect the rights of LGBT persons, including police investigation of homophobic and transphobic violence.
High levels of violent crime, public mistrust of police, low levels of crime reporting, low prosecution rates, and a perception that the criminal justice system is skewed against the poor are widespread in Jamaican society.
Dating: The word date does not exist in the vocabulary of most Jamaican men, only to the extent when it involves a bed....