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OUT!
Jun 15th, 2004, 06:39 PM
Hi everybody :wavey: I'm back from my holiday in Jamaica. It was great! People very friendly, great weather and I met some of my relatives from my father's side of the family. My bf even liked it although he was reluctant to go there on political grounds. In fact, I'm not so sure about boycotting Jamaican produce any longer...

Years ago when I was young and idealistic, my gay friends and I vowed to boycott African, Middle Eastern and Caribbean produce on the grounds that to buy products from such countries in some way condoned their homophobic legislative and cultural practices. I think perhaps this is naive approach to discriminatory issues now as to boycott produce probably hurts the poor. I still loathe Shabba Ranks et al. though. What do you think?
BTW I hope people missed me, lol.

jack duckworth
Jun 15th, 2004, 06:41 PM
what did you bring me back?:)

OUT!
Jun 15th, 2004, 06:44 PM
what did you bring me back?:)Some ganga! :p :)

Helen Lawson
Jun 15th, 2004, 06:48 PM
I filmed a movie there once, it was Heaven. They have the best dope, too. I know Broadway doesn't go for booze and dope, but I was in Jamaica, not on Broadway at the time, so I made an exception. That was some great shit, I didn't even have to take yellow ones when I was down there. That stupid Neely had to ruin it by rolling a doobie the size of a cigar and then getting caught in customs with it, so we had to throw out stash out. Bitch!

I never bother with boycotts, it has primitive laws but at least they are honest and open with their discrimination.

ico4498
Jun 15th, 2004, 06:49 PM
ganja is Jamaican produce ...

OUT!
Jun 15th, 2004, 06:50 PM
ganja is Jamaican produce ...LOL! Busted.

OUT!
Jun 15th, 2004, 06:52 PM
I never bother with boycotts, it has primitive laws but at least they are honest and open with their discrimination.Yes, I see your point. But it is difficult to find pride in a part of one's heritage that would discriminate against me so openly. I dunno, maybe I should get over it and be glad that I don't live there.

Helen Lawson
Jun 15th, 2004, 06:55 PM
Is it one of those places where the laws are really bad, but individual people have no problem with it. In other words, the opposite of the U.S.?

OUT!
Jun 15th, 2004, 07:00 PM
Is it one of those places where the laws are really bad, but individual people have no problem with it. In other words, the opposite of the U.S.?No, I don't think so. Not only are the laws really homophobic (i.e. 10 year imprisonment for homosexual acts), but the popular culture there, such as ragga music (sp?), promote violence against gay people. To be gay in Jamaica is the ultimate taboo :sad: Religious intolerance in Jamaica is significant also.

Helen Lawson
Jun 15th, 2004, 07:03 PM
Ooohhh. You'd think with all that weed they would be a little more laid back.

OUT!
Jun 15th, 2004, 07:06 PM
Ooohhh. You'd think with all that weed they would be a little more laid back.:lol: I know! Coupled with the great weather, what's the problem over there?

Ballbuster
Jun 15th, 2004, 07:10 PM
You can get laid in Negril, especially the nude beaches. Elsewhere, the men are selling themselves to the women. They will let you watch, but they don't want to get down. Aint that something.

OUT!
Jun 15th, 2004, 07:13 PM
You can get laid in Negril, especially the nude beaches.Sounds great! :lick: But I was mainly staying in Ocho Rios :sad:

Ballbuster
Jun 15th, 2004, 07:22 PM
Sounds great! :lick: But I was mainly staying in Ocho Rios :sad:

I know you didn't get laid there. Those jamaicans dive over others to get to white women. Wait a minute, you weren't trying to get laid by jamaicans anyways, they are not your color. You went to the wrong country. You should have went to the Dominican Republic.

Go there next time, you'll love those fair skinned boys.

OUT!
Jun 15th, 2004, 07:31 PM
I know you didn't get laid there. Those jamaicans dive over others to get to white women. Wait a minute, you weren't trying to get laid by jamaicans anyways, they are not your color. You went to the wrong country. You should have went to the Dominican Republic.

Go there next time, you'll love those fair skinned boys.And there was me thinking you were a reformed character!

CC
Jun 16th, 2004, 01:49 AM
It's a very sexually conservative culture.

CC
Jun 16th, 2004, 01:50 AM
Despite that, I hope you had a good time.

Monique
Jun 16th, 2004, 02:06 AM
Sounds great! :lick: But I was mainly staying in Ocho Rios :sad:
Ocho Rios is one of my least favourite spots in Jamaica.... nothing surpasses the beauty and easy-going style of Port Antonio and Treasure Beach...:wavey:

OUT!
Jun 16th, 2004, 12:22 PM
Despite that, I hope you had a good time.Hi CC!:wavey: Yes, overall I had a great time. It was great to visit my father's place of birth and meet relatives especially. Like you said it is very conservative and I felt uncomfortable bringing my boyfriend, who at the best of times, finds English difficult to understand. He had no clue whatsoever when people spoke to him, bless.

OUT!
Jun 16th, 2004, 12:23 PM
Ocho Rios is one of my least favourite spots in Jamaica.... nothing surpasses the beauty and easy-going style of Port Antonio and Treasure Beach...:wavey:Dear Monique you shouldn't have said that! I always miss the best parts of a country whenever I go there :sad: :) Did you go to Dunns River?

Shuji Shuriken
Jun 16th, 2004, 12:57 PM
Hey OUT! :kiss: :hearts:. What did you do for fun in Jamaica :). Jamaica and Guyana are the two most homophobic countries in the Caribbean. The level of intolerance in these two countries are beyond belief :(. I hope you didn't let that ruin your trip :). What did you bring me back :)? There is enough ganja here in Guyana, so that doesn't count :p.

OUT!
Jun 16th, 2004, 01:11 PM
Hey OUT! :kiss: :hearts:. What did you do for fun in Jamaica :). Jamaica and Guyana are the two most homophobic countries in the Caribbean. The level of intolerance in these two countries are beyond belief :(. I hope you didn't let that ruin your trip :). What did you bring me back :)? There is enough ganja here in Guyana, so that doesn't count :p.Hi cutie! :kiss: Really homophobic country, I won't be going back there. But I definitely wanted to go just to see where my father grew up. I didn't experience much homophobia but I was very much on guard. How do you tell seemingly bigoted relatives that you have brought your boyfriend along? :eek: That said, I really liked Jamaica so contradicting myself:o Nearly died from a sunstroke of course.
Now what did I bring back...saltfish patties :lick:
Most of my gay friends boycott the produce from that country due to the anti-gay culture there. Does it do any good? I'm having second thoughts...

OUT!
Jun 16th, 2004, 01:12 PM
BTW the fun part is obvious right?

CC
Jun 16th, 2004, 11:33 PM
Hi cutie! :kiss: Really homophobic country, I won't be going back there. But I definitely wanted to go just to see where my father grew up. I didn't experience much homophobia but I was very much on guard. How do you tell seemingly bigoted relatives that you have brought your boyfriend along? :eek: That said, I really liked Jamaica so contradicting myself:o Nearly died from a sunstroke of course.
Now what did I bring back...saltfish patties :lick:
Most of my gay friends boycott the produce from that country due to the anti-gay culture there. Does it do any good? I'm having second thoughts...
What the frick? How come you've had saltfish patties and I haven't? :awww:

Monique
Jun 17th, 2004, 12:54 AM
Dear Monique you shouldn't have said that! I always miss the best parts of a country whenever I go there :sad: :) Did you go to Dunns River?
yes, I did.. it's certainly very pretty and unique, but almost on a Disney kind of way, you should have gone to Reach Falls, it's wilder and the crowd younger and more athletic... ;) :)