Monday, 20 April 2009

Stonewall Inn hosts symbolic Jamaican 'Rum Dump'

Activists gathered with the owners of New York's historic Stonewall Inn for a ceremonial pouring of Myer's Rum into the gutter in protest of the treatment of LGBT people in Jamaica. Activists are calling for a boycott of all Jamaican products including cruise ship tourism.

Wayne Besen spoke with a gay Jamaican exile now living in the USA, who escaped serious injury and potential death when his home was set on fire. The young gay Jamaican man talks about his experiences living in his country and fleeing for his life. He also is a supporter of the boycott effort.

Note: The boycott has been controversial with LGBT Jamaicans speaking for and against it. LGBT Asylum News does not support or oppose the boycott - merely report it.


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