MSM homelessness in Jamaica has become a very sore issue especially since 2007 when a gay party DVD found it's way into the public domain thus outing several young gay men who suffered forced evictions, chasings, beatings, verbal abuse and even death threats adding to an existing population.
Nearing six years later some of the men are still struggling with new persons added to the population in the Captial city of Kingston but also in other parts of the island as well.
So problemmatic the situation had become that the local authorities stepped in but to no avail and the main LGBT group JFLAG since April on 2013 has found itself homeless as it was given notice to quit their rented premises partly due to the homeless issue and how it has played out negatively in the public domain.
With ths project myself and other concerned allies using the name GLBTQ Jamaica (www.glbtqjamaica.blogspot.com) want to commence the road to responding to this issue from scratch by registering officially the NGO and continuing to provide limted outreach out of pocket previously to those who we can reach.
The long term objective is a drop in centre of some sort with basic services and meals along with some counseling.
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