Men who have Sex with Men are our brothers.
Following is a report on an unsatisfactory state of affairs.
This blog is not clear why this situation continues and is apparently worsening but it requires urgent attention.
New Kingston gay and HIV homeless need help — HIV activists
BY DONNA HUSSEY-WHYTE Observer staff reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, August 15, 2011
JAMAICA Aids Support for Life (JASL) is calling on the Government to make provisions to house homeless gay men in New Kingston whose numbers have been steadily increasing over the years.
Chairman of JASL, Ian McKnight, feels that while the issue might not sit well with a number of taxpayers, the situation transcends personal or religious beliefs and, instead, is a matter that should be tackled by the administration.
“Organisations can only bite off a chewable piece of the whole pie,” McKnight said, pointing to the fact that non governmental organisations (NGOs) like his can only do so much and no more without significant support from Government.
“The ultimate responsibility belongs to Government. Government has the responsibility to ensure that all its citizens, and, in particular, those ostracised from mainstream society are taken care of. In this case, housing is one of those amenities that Government has an obligation to provide,” McKnight said in an interview with the Observer.