Transgender teen murdered by mob in Jamaica

“Judging by comments made on social media, most Jamaicans think Dwayne Jones brought his death on himself for wearing a dress and dancing in a society that has made it abundantly clear that homosexuals are neither to be seen nor heard.”

Annie Paul, a blogger in Jamaica, commenting on the July 22 mob murder of transgender teen Dwayne Jones. Jones, 16, was presenting publicly as female for the first time at a street party of about 300 people in the town of Irwin. After some confronted her and declared her to be male, she was stabbed, shot and run over by a car. Police have identified no suspects. The Associated Press story includes only Jones’s male birth name. (Associated Press) 

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