January 07, 2006

tragic death in Jamaica

The second anti-gay death that has hit the international media recently. I guess it's nice that it's at least being noticed. Here is an article about it.

1 comment:

Jersey Slugger said...

This article makes me think of the role (if any) that anti-queer music plays in this situation. Certain dancehall artists are very vocal about their opinions on gay males especially and call for them to be "dead" or for them to "burn". This also makes me think of the Rwandan genocide and how particular recording artists were charged with all of the "high crimes" against humanity that the actual butcherers were charged with despite having never lifted a single machete. I should look into what the outcome of those musicians' trials were...