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Video Shows Gay Man Stoned to Death in Jamaica

Video Shows Gay Man Stoned to Death in Jamaica

A young Jamaican man was pummeled to death with rocks as his killers chanted antigay slurs, according to a video and local reports.

Video of the public execution was posted on a Jamaican news site and then removed March 3, according to the blog Minority-Insight. Common Jamaican antigay slurs like "batty boy" are heard as the man is killed.

PinkNews reports that the crime occurred in Montego Bay, though that's according to unconfirmed social media postings. The Jamaican government, known by some as complicit in antigay hate crimes in this deeply homophobic country, has not issued a statement on the video.

The Guardian newspaper recently interviewed 2,000 Jamaicans about their feelings toward gay people. Though the paper found widespread animosity toward gays, younger and more educated people expressed much less intolerance. Men, and especially those who listen to dancehall music, were found to be the most homophobic.

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