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Trinidad and Tobago set to decriminalize homosexuality

My parents and I left Jamaica and went to Canada. I remember back on the island my parents were very strict christians especially my dad. I never heard him speak badly about gay people but I just assumed. After we got to Canada I learned that one of his closest work buddies wasn’t only gay but was married to another guy and he was absolutely fine with it. Either I misjudged him or the Canadian environment really changed him.This is canada goose outlet store montreal what drives me crazy. All of the that happened thousands of years ago and then interpreted as being canada goose discount uk acts of THE GOD or its chosen prophet or magical descendant, were interpreted as such due to a complete lack of understanding of the general environment.Most people would be appalled if they went to the hospital canada goose outlet mall and had leeches placed on them to remove their sickness because we accept that as being ridiculous and we accept canada goose outlet orlando advances in medicine, yet many of us refuse to let go of the magic of yesteryear.Trinidad and Tobago is set to decriminalize homosexuality after a high court judge ruled Thursday that the Caribbean nation colonial era law banning gay canada goose outlet miami sex is unconstitutional.Jones, a native of Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom, claimed Sections 13 and 16 of the Sexual Offenses Act violated his right to privacy and freedom of expression. The law wasn really enforced, but it being on the books still mattered because it could be if a corrupt cop had an axe to grind. And as someone with a few relatives in law enforcement there, I can tell you there no shortage of such folks.It also is the first step in combating a homophobic culture. Certain areas you be fine, but where my family from (south), if you gay it smarter to keep it to yourself. Also you get derogatory insults slung at you like it normal communication. If you don conform you immediately ostracized and isolated. Growing up there was hard for me at canada goose outlet winnipeg times, for while canada goose outlet website legit I loved the typical pleasures of being a Trinidadian boy canada goose kensington parka uk (playing football, cricket, Carnival etc.) I was also a burgeoning nerd, getting into video games and anime, which was hard to enjoy when you were sometimes teased for it. The fact that the younger generations seems to be no different doesn surprise me at all. I had my aunt tell me that if her son was gay, she would want him to tell her so that they could “fix it”, but if he doesn tell her, that a sin because he is hiding it and that wrong and it means he is hiding the wrong feelings that can be prayed away. My conversation with her was over at this canada goose outlet london point, I was really trying to have a conversation about her homophobic beliefs and I just could www.canadagooseoutletjackets.com not. Her son is 16yrs old now. All of my cousins that age drop the f word like nothing and the worst thing you can be there is gay. They all say “Oh wait, don say that around TriniOTR because you know she friends with them and she likes them. Its cuz she American and they don care about canada goose jackets dem things up there”. I have a friend canada goose factory outlet toronto location in Trinidad from primary school who recently came out to me, their experience coming out to their family and currently canada goose outlet online uk having to hide it from everyone just makes me canada goose outlet 2015 so angry, I mean to the point where they could lose their job if found out not to mention their standing in community etc. How ridiculous and crazy and canada goose outlet factory awful is that?! I can wrap canada goose outlet near me my mind around it. Trinidad will never fix all their problems if they keep with these close minded views and do not move alongside the 1st world. On a bright note, there are small changes that show it is moving, slowly, and I mean aside from the laws changing which is great, but I know Carnival is getting more open to the LGBTQ community itself and there are some openly gay athletes and designers etc who are part of the community and speak out. The reasons overlap with the reasons why any rural place is more homophobic than average but from what I experienced firsthand, there less connection between younger LGBT folks because there less public transport (the north has the benefit of something akin to a bus rapid transit system). That canada goose outlet seattle separation means less LGBT social groups being canada goose outlet locations in toronto formed and and that makes being gay a lot more hush hush and uncommon. There also more of a communal culture where everyone knows everyone and extended families are more common, which leads to more religious and traditional values being passed down along with things like being worried about how your family will react to you coming canada goose outlet price out and the usual stuff. I remember growing up there and just how nasty people could be towards others if you even hinted or looked like you might be gay. I never fell into that mindset canada goose outlet store uk and always felt so bad canada goose outlet store toronto about the bullying I saw (and was sometimes a victim of, despite actually being straight). One friend in class back in primary school was effeminate and suffered so much teasing. It official canada goose outlet was clear even at that age that he was likely gay, and so he turned out to be as an adult when I reconnected with him on social media. He in a much better place now and I imagine this news has him over the moon.Many of them are so deep in their anti gay rhetoric that it no longer a matter of what logical and what not, but rather just pure, concentrated, irrational hate. I never seen anything like it before. I once attempted to talk to the head of my dorm about having an event on tolerance. Not acceptance, just exhibiting tolerable behavior where you willing to not lose your mind over a gay dude who is doing nothing but sitting and minding his own business.He point blank told me that “the majority of crimes against gay men are committed by other gays. They are attacking themselves.” His source goose outlet canada he knew a guy who was murdered in what suspiciously sounds like a cat fishing set up.Literally a week later, a gay dude was beaten bloody because he flirted with/texted a straight guy who pretended to come on to him. I spoke canada goose outlet new york city to the VP of student affairs who said “you should have seen the things he texted him. He shouldn have been coming onto him.” and “I will pray on your idea to see what canada goose outlet store near me the lord says.” The lord proved to be quite mute on the subject.Same school where during orientation they took special time out to proclaim to an auditorium of freshmen “We. Will. not. allow. homosexuality. on. this. hill!”The floors were wooden and feeling the ground shake from people who were stomping and cheering in support of that canada goose jacket outlet store statement was the most frightening experience of my life. Concert level applause.This was at a christian university in Jamaica. And surprise, surprise, a lot of people there were actually gay. Both students Ambassadors I known there were gay, teachers were gay, much of the choir was gay. They learned how to maneuver and live their lives, some even quite openly. No one attacks you outright, but the sheer stupidity and hate that festered at that canada goose outlet online reviews school honestly opened my eyes to how big a problem their homophobia is.

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