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National boycott of Jamaica due to rampant violence against gays set to launch in NYC

”If you love your gay friends and family members, you won’t visit Jamaica. If you care about the human rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, you won’t buy Jamaican products. We hope that all gay and gay friendly bar owners and restaurateurs across the nation will participate in ‘rum dumps.’ We can no longer subsidize our own slaughter.”

Wayne Besen, a co-organizer of the new effort to boycott the Caribbean nation of Jamaica, which, according to the group’s press release, has earned the dubious distinction of ”The Most Homophobic Place on Earth.” Owners of the Stonewall Inn are set to dump Jamaican drink products down the drain as a symbolic end to support for a country that ignores the mistreatment and murder of gay people. (Boycott Jamaica)

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