THE men, exhausted from partying all night, lay on makeshift beds in the gully that cuts beneath Trafalgar Road in New Kingston — dead to the police officers around them. Commanding officer Christopher Murdoch lowered a ladder in the gully and led three of his men in. The stench overpowering. A high-heeled boot lay at the edge of the gully, inches from a make-up kit and a piece of silver costume jewellery.
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Now, a grassroots effort is underway to create a shelter for the group, whose members regularly suffer violent homophobic attacks and often resort to sex work to survive. Homosexuality is illegal in Jamaica. Last year, when the U. Tayshawn Beltre, a year-old transgender woman, has been homeless off and on since her mother kicked her out 10 years ago. Walled in stone, they are typically six to nine feet wide two to three meters and lie below street level.
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In recent years, a number of similar parties have been raided by Nigerian police under the SSMPA as police have claimed they were a gay club or organisation. Penalties for engaging in these prohibited activities can reach up to 14 years imprisonment. Some Nigerian states employ Sharia Law which imposes harsher punishments, however Anambra does not currently enforce Sharia Law. The anti-cult office, where the men were reportedly being investigated, was set up to counter cultism in Nigeria.
One of Jamaica's most famous dancehall singers, Buju Banton, is being sought by police in Jamaica in connection with a homophobic attack on a group of gay men. Mr Banton was allegedly one of a group of about a dozen armed men who forced their way into a house in Kingston on the morning of June 24 and beat up the occupants while shouting homophobic insults, according to the victims. At least two people were taken to the hospital. Mr Banton - whose song Boom Boom Bye Bye threatens gay men with a "gunshot in ah head" - was identified by several witnesses and is wanted for questioning.