Gay and HIV homeless need help

 

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 husseyd@jamaicaobserver.com

Monday, August 15, 2011

 

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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.

MCKNIGHT… housing is one of those amenities that Government has an obligation to provide

MCKNIGHT… housing is one of those amenities that Government has an obligation to provide

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“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.

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/New-Kingston-gay-and-HIV-homeless-need-help—HIV-activists_9450743#ixzz255vwT5q7

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