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Judge rules for LGBT youths living in Jamaican sewers

21 Mar

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A New Kingston court ruling is the latest news for LGBT youths in Jamaica, who have been thrown out of their homes by their families, chased out of abandoned houses by police, and arrested when they found shelter in sewers and gullies. This account is from activist  Yvonne McCalla-Sobers, who is chair of Dwayne’s House, the initiative seeking to provide a home for the LGBT youths.

Jamaican judge tells police: Sewers are public spaces

LGBT youths living in drainage sewer system in New Kingston, Jamaica. (Click image for video.) LGBT youths living in drainage sewer system in New Kingston, Jamaica. (Click image for video.)

Jamaican police tried again last week to evict homeless LGBT youth from the sewers in New Kingston where they have been forced to take refuge.

The police have previously tried to burn the youth out of the gullies on the pretext that they attract criminals.

Police raid on LGBT youth in sewer. (Click image for video.) Police raid on LGBT youth in sewer. (Click image for video.)

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Posted by on March 21, 2014 in General News

 

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