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Jamaica's gays finding refuge by applying for U.S. asylum

Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum. Illustration from ...Image via WikipediaThe Washington Post "A classmate once stabbed him near his eye with a pencil for being effeminate. Another time, a man pulled a knife on him and asked if he was 'one of them,' Bent said, meaning homosexual. Fearing for his life, Bent denied his homosexuality.

'I was called faggot, gay, batty man, chichi man,' he said. 'This would be from classmates, from people on the streets when I was walking home. Wherever I went in Jamaica, it was a nightmare.'
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