Monday, April 13, 2009

Historic Stonewall Bar to Dump Jamaican Rum Down Sewer on Wednesday

Truth Wins Out

Contact: Wayne Besen

National Alert
: If you are in New York City please join us at our Jamaican "rum dump" at the historic Stonewall Inn on Wednesday, April 15. (6:30 PM). Help us spread the word.

What: Gay advocates are launching a national boycott of Jamaica in New York City at the famed Stonewall Bar - birthplace of the gay rights movement. The bar's owners and boycott supporters will dump Jamaican liquor - Red Stripe beer and Myers' Rum - down the sewer. (

Human rights activists have given Jamaica the infamous title: "The Most Homophobic Place on Earth." Gay people have regularly been beaten and murdered on the island, while authorities do little to stop the violence.

Where: Stonewall Inn
Wednesday, April 15
53 Christopher Street
6:30 PM

Bill Morgan, Stonewall Inn, Kurt Kelly, Stonewall Inn, Tony DeCicco,Rum Dump Stonewall Inn, Wayne Besen, Boycott co-organizer

GLBT activists Michael Petrelis, Wayne Besen and Jim Burroway launched this boycott after a State Department report highlighted the violence faced by GLBT people. According to the report:

The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All Sexuals, and Gays (J-FLAG) continued to report human rights abuses, including arbitrary detention, mob attacks, stabbings, harassment of homosexual patients by hospital and prison staff, and targeted shootings of homosexuals. Police often did not investigate such incidents.

The West Coast portion of the boycott took place earlier this month with a rum dump in San Francisco that featured Petrelis and city Supervisor Bevan Dufty.

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