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VIDEO: While Many Dream of Visiting Jamaica, Gays Want to Leave

VIDEO: While Many Dream of Visiting Jamaica, Gays Want to Leave

VIDEO: While Many Dream of Visiting Jamaica, Gays Want to Leave

The Caribbean nation's beaches, reggae, and jerk chicken attract tourists, but its government-sanctioned homophobia is leading to an LGBT exodus.

The sad and scary state of affairs for LGBT people in Jamaica is chronicled in a new video from Human Rights Watch.

American gays often hear about the horrific homophobia that exists in the nation of peace-loving Bob Marley, but this video, via Towleroad, brings it home. Gay people in Jamaica are dealing with a society and government that shuns and condones violence against them, leading youth to live in sewers and others to seek asylum in nations like Canada. Watch below (pictured above is murdered transgender teen Dwayne Jones):

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