The Out & Proud African LGBTI and Justice for Dwayne Jones, with the support of the Peter Tatchell Foundation have announced a protest for the murder of a Jamaican ‘trans’ teen.
Protest the murder of Jamaican ‘trans’ aged 16. Demand justice over the stabbing & shooting of Dwayne Jones. Jamaican authorities must protect LGBTs against hate crime.
Protest Wed 28 Aug, 5-7pm, Jamaican High Commission (near the Royal Albert Hall), 1-2 Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BZ.
Nearest tube South Kensington.
You are invited. INFO: http://on.fb.me/1aypj3j
Organised by Out & Proud African LGBTI and Justice for Dwayne Jones, with the support of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.
16 year old Dwayne Jones was brutally murdered in Jamaica. He was dressed as a woman. His sexuality and gender identity are unconfirmed.
Relentlessly teased at school, at 14 Dwayne was kicked out of home by a father who joined in with neighbours homophobic jeers as Dwayne left.
A few weeks ago, aged 16, Dwayne was beaten, stabbed, shot and deliberately run over by a car on July 22 as he tried escape after being attacked at a party where Dwayne had dressed in women’s clothing.
According to reports, someone at the party identified Dwayne as ‘male’ then a mob chased and murdered him. Police have yet to make a single arrest.
The island’s main LGBT rights group, the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals & Gays, say at least two gay men were killed for their sexual orientation last year, and at least 36 were victims of mob violence.
If you can’t make the protest, sign the petition demanding justice for Dwayne: http://chn.ge/1dLK9Mj
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