Police to receive diversity training

| 23/09/2020 | 133 Comments

(CNS): Following recent concerns over violent and abusive threats made on social media and local radio stations against the LGBT+ community, the RCIPS has now committed to taking their concerns more seriously, to investigate the threats, appoint a police contact for that community and undertake sensitivity training for officers. The commitments came following meetings last week with various stakeholders.

Colours Cayman, the Cayman LGBTQ Foundation, the Cayman Islands Red Cross, as well as lawyers Dr Leonardo Raznovich, Ben Tonner QC and Chantelle Day, who filed the case against government seeking marriage equality, met with Police Commissioner Derek Byrne and various police departments, including the Family Support Unit, to discuss concerns. During the meeting they secured some reassurances for the LGBT+ community.

“We had a very productive, frank and honest discussion. It was a good meeting,” said Commissioner Byrne. “It was important for us to hear their concerns. The care, protection and trust of the public is the core objective of all that we do. As such, whenever there are public concerns we make it a priority to provide an avenue for discussion and feedback through community meetings.”

The police boss said the RCIPS worked for all people and communities across the islands. “To do this successfully it must be in partnership with our community stakeholders,” he said. “The main concern expressed by the group was that the LGBTQ+ community felt marginalised by some members of the public.

“They also conveyed concerns that the RCIPS did not understand the issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community and that complaints were not always taken seriously. The LGBTQ+ community simply wish to work closer with the RCIPS to ensure that their concerns are heard and that they are better supported,” the commissioner added.

Dr Raznovich, Colours Cayman’s lawyer, said the LGBT+ community wholeheartedly welcomed the invitation by the RCIPS to deliver sensitization training and applauded efforts to ensure the education of his officers regarding the protection and safety of what is a vulnerable community.

The LGBTQ Foundation also welcomed the steps the RCIPS has promised to take regarding intolerance for discrimination and harassment and to increase the safety and overall well-being of LGBTQ+ citizens.

At the meeting the representatives spelt out for the police how “disturbing and offensive to the LGBTQ+ community” some of the recent social media comments have been, and the commissioner committed to a full review of the postings and comments.

Byrne said an investigation would commence to establish if any breaches of the Penal Code had been committed, and said that in future all complaints received from the LGBTQ+ community would be taken seriously and investigations would be initiated where appropriate.

Diversity and sensitivity training will take place in the coming weeks and the RCIPS will appoint a police liaison officer to the LGBTQ+ community to act as the consistent point of contact. 


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  1. Anonymous says:

    It needs to be said that in the public discourse on these matters, all too often Christianity is misunderstood and worse yet, either misinterpreted or misrepresented. It also comes across as if the loudest voices advocate for tolerance of people of all sorts of different persuasions – except they are vehemently intolerant of Christians! Certainly, there is no shortage of anti-Christian rhetoric prevailing in many media channels that seem to be tolerant of pretty much any other belief system or worldview.

    Nevertheless, as Christians commenting on these matters and especially when speaking from a position of leadership, we would do well to follow the wise instruction of the Apostle Paul given in his second letter to Timothy, a young leader of the church in Ephesus: (ch.1 v.25-26): “The Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.”

    The heart and core of the Gospel is a combination of grace and truth. All of us who are Christians would do well to adhere to the centrality of grace in the manner in which we are to share the Gospel which is the basis of our belief system, as the Apostle Paul emphasised in his letter to the church in Colossae: (ch.4 v.5-6): “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”

    This doesn’t mean Christians should just stay quiet and retreat into silence, however. The Gospel is a combination of both grace and truth. If we as Christians don’t tell unbelievers of the awesome truth and amazing grace of the Gospel, who will? As Christians therefore we should speak the truth, but being vigilant to “speak the truth in love”, as the Apostle Paul exhorted the church in Ephesus (ch.4 v.15).

  2. Anonymous says:

    CNS when exactly can samesex couples register for civil partnership?

    CNS: It hasn’t been announced yet but it’s supposed to be the end of the month.

  3. David Shibli says:

    I do not trust the police regarding anything, nor the legal system.
    When you have been pummeled into oblivion behind closed doors and your lawyer says you were guilty, there is something wrong. I was naive at the time and had done absolutely nothing wrong. I was just walking home down 7 mile beach on the land side.
    I was smashed by 2 police officers. One held me and the other punched me. They beat the shit out of me.
    Unfortunately statutes of limitations are probably in effect XXXX
    I was held in the lockup for 3 days
    XXXX

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hate is taught early. Hate is taught in the home. And that is THAT. (race, religion, sexual orientation etc. the list goes on)
    It may not be taught your home but it will be taught in your children’s pals home or your neighbor, babysitters/nanny’s home.

    That is what bullying is all about. Well, that (hate) and fear.

  5. Anonymous says:

    What a farce.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Here is a thought. Heterosexuals argument is that homosexuals cannot reproduce. Who is reproducing homosexuals? Is it not straight people? Hmmmmmmmmm!

    • ELO says:

      You need to stop. Take a breath, think about the crass absurdity of that comment and restart.

      • Anonymous says:

        Lol. A lot of stupid people voting your argument down. Apparently you can’t reason with progressives’ “feelings”; logic does not work with them.

    • Anonymous says:

      Is it straight people, ever heard of recessive genes? both my parents have blue eyes, I have green.

      • Anonymous says:

        If both parents have blue eyes you should too. I’d ask your mom more questions about your “father”

    • Anonymous says:

      Well if the entire world’s population became homosexuals then in a few years humankind would become extinct.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Jamaicans commit more crime in Cayman than any other nationality. Jamaican is more homophobic than any other Caribbean country. Jamaica has the worse crime than any Caribbean country. ALL FACTS!!! Stop getting it twisted, no one is hating on you just keeping it real.

    • Anonymous says:

      Caymanians are the ones filling Northward. Fact.
      Caymanians are the ones shooting and stabbing each other. Fact.
      Caymanians are the more prolific poachers of marine life. Fact.
      Caymanians make up the highest number of unemployed and unemployable. Fact.
      Caymanians are the bigots ranting on Rooster. Fact.
      Caymanians voted for the worst examples of representation possible. Fact.
      Caymanians do not want laws that hold them accountable, for anything. Fact.
      Caymanians utilise indentured slavery to pay appalling wages, keep Jamaicans and others in slum accommodation, use them as ‘helpers’ because they are too lazy to pick up their own crap or raise their own kids. Fact.
      Caymanians are haters, pure and simple. Fact.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Judging by the light sentence the Jamaican got for raping a child and giving her a sexually transmitted disease Jamaicans are already protected by the law.

  9. Anonymous says:

    We have just identified a new minority group that needs enhanced protection from the CoP…. Jamaicans.

    There seems to be a significant amount of hate directed at that group and it will be interesting to see what the governor and the CoP do to support that group.

  10. PROUND PARENT OF LESBIAN DAUGHTER says:

    I would like to say that I am a proud mother of a lesbian daughter, she came out at age 16 when she came to me to tell me that she likes girls, I just hug her and told her that I LOVE her for who she are. And for the rest of any of the parents that have a child or children that is gay or a lesbian don’t turn away from them just hug them and say I LOVE you for who you are. And remember that GOD LOVES YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE.

    THERE IS A QUOTE THAT I READ FROM POPE FRANCIS SAYING : IN LOVE THERE IS NO FEAR. JESUS DID NOT SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF HATE TO OTHERS, HE WANTED EACH AND EVERYONE OF US TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER. IT IS ALL ABOUT PEACE, LOVE AND HARMONY.

    • Anonymous says:

      This comment should be framed. You are a wonderful parent and I wish there were more people like you in the world

    • Anonymous says:

      Great to hear! I too am the proud mother of a lesbian daughter, Chantelle. I’m also proud of her partner Vickie. Both have stood strong throughout; and have showed true strength and character by daring to speak up – simply being TRUE to themselves. Stand by your child and love her for who she is; that’s what more parents need to do. Thanks to all who have had kind sincere words; and who have been genuine in their support. Its greatly appreciated.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I have a bumper sticker on my car that says ‘Only Gay cops give tickets’ worked good so far.

    • Anonymous says:

      I got one that says Cops Suck. Worth a try.

      • Anonymous says:

        Manipulations work. Often. I once got money awarded me by Cayman court (I sued landlord) in record time-3 days, by carefully choosing my words in my email to a Senior Deputy Clerk of Courts.

        • Anonymous says:

          Why does this sound like the biggest b.s. I have ever heard. You can’t even string a few words into a coherent sentence, yet you’d like us to believe that by “choosing” your words carefully, you succeeded in getting money awarded to you. Like the Cayman Island Court system just hands out money freely. I call b.s.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I’m a firm supporter of the LGBT community, but I’m also a supporter of being fair. The police need diversity training for both sides, if a religious person makes threats against a gay person and if I gay person makes threats against a religious person. Why can’t we all just get along and love each other? Like it’s not that hard….

    • Anonymous says:

      When did a gay person threaten a bible basher?

      • Anonymous says:

        Step 1. Gay Caymanian takes matter to court
        Step 2. Church intervenes
        Step 3. Gay Caymanian still wins
        Step 4. Church gets pissed off, protests, and sends death treats
        Step 5. Billie has enough of it and throws rocks back
        Step 6. Church gets pissed off and twists a “I offer pre-reviewed workshops that are fully consented to” statement into threatening the life of their kids
        Step 7. Have the got their unions yet? 21 days has passed.
        Step 8. Wa happen to the waste of time judicial review?
        Step 9. When this goes to Privy I’d pay to see that livestream.

    • Anonymous says:

      Billie (or any other leader) giving generously of their time to address school children and faculty, and sensitizing them to discrimination, hate, and bullying, should not be considered a threat to parents. Of course, everyone has the right to practice their chosen religion privately. Nobody has the free right to apply their chosen faith in a public and hateful way, or to plot maliciously against other citizens via public broadcasts. That’s not a freedom or a right that anyone has. There is a very big difference.

      • Anonymous says:

        People don’t want to be lectured and told what to think. It’s that simple. Happy that Billie is gay, happy (s)he is doing well, don’t need to hear it.

        • Anonymous says:

          But your child may be going through the same thing so wouldn’t you want them to feel safe about talking about it?

          • Anonymous says:

            My children feel perfectly “safe” at my house – I don’t need strangers to raise my children and to make them feel “safe”. They’re well aware that if they happen to be gay that it’s perfectly fine with me. Their auntie is gay and married to a same sex partner. My children have spent more than enough time with my sister and her partner to understand that it’s perfectly natural. No need for lectures from strangers.

            • Anonymous says:

              Not all kids have a gay aunty and not all kids have parents that even bother or care enough to tell them about the birds and bees.

              • Anonymous says:

                If some parents can’t be bothered raising their kids, perhaps they ought not be allowed to have children to begin with. Too many parents treating their kids like strays.

          • Anonymous says:

            Safe talking to me as a parent not being directed by the likes of Billie.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Love your neighbor as you would love yourself.

    All the diversity training needs to have.

    • Anonymous says:

      True, but unfortunately, human beings cannot seem to get that in their minds. Now, here we are.

  14. Anonymous says:

    You all talking bout diversity and every opportunity you beat Jamaicans down. Guess diversity and sensitivity doesn’t apply to that nationality…kmt..is Janaicans impose this new law on y’all??? Idiots!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      True. Progressives believe in diversity when it suits them, and only for those who they feel are worthy of it… Apparently Jamaicans are not.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I have a question for the local Christian population that has an issues with these people, what happens when you become the minority down the road? Numbers for your belief system are dropping fast. Will it be ok for everyone else to treat you the way you are treating the LGBTQ community?

    Just let people live the life they want. No one is telling you that you must agree with it, just accept that they are human and deserve the right to be who they want to be.

    This is all just common sense.

    “You don’t need religion to have morals. If you can’t determine right from wrong then you lack empathy, not religion”

    • Anonymous says:

      Why limit to Christian population? Islam is the fastest growing religion. Are you aware of their stance on homosexuality? Let me give you a clue, a tall building is involved. The majority of the local muslim population is not mainstream. They claim tolerance of gays, but that is certainly not the majority view.

      • Anonymous says:

        But that’s not the fundamentalist we are dealing with here on island.

        • Anonymous says:

          The post was about Christians becoming the minority, my post is about Islam becoming the majority with over a billion followers and highest birth rates and they will be the number one religion with no tolerance for gays. I would not worry about the Christians here, most of them really don’t care about the gays, and the CMA speaks only for itself.

          • Anonymous says:

            they are pretty much the same, look at sharia law and it is the same as the laws the CMA want in Cayman.
            They are both based on the same book originally, the Jewish Torah.
            The Sharia Laws basically come from the book of Leviticus

    • Atlee says:

      The greatest gift in life is to live the conscious life you want and to FK if I’m going to make Santa Claus govern me. I’m a Caymanian Atheist humanist – why would any just god out of the thousands of them damn me? I use common sense to treat others with respect not a book.. I didn’t ask to be confused but the people who wrote that book couldn’t even explain dinosaurs.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I hope these cops take their training serious. I have to say that one particular nationality on our police force are some of the most homophos of all people in these islands.

    Leave your emotions out of these training sessions. Think about the motto ‘protect and serve’ as the reason why you have this job in the first place.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I am a parent of three children in three different levels of schooling and I say this no one I mean no one is going to teach my children any shit I don’t agree with . Those parents that want to hide their heads in the sand just look at what happened in England when they started teaching in the primary schools and the parents protested and the court ruled to have the parents block off the school grounds . Every parent knows children are like sponge’s at those ages.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wait until one of your kids come out the closet, or abandon their family to live their life.

      • Anonymous says:

        What a stupid comment, how do you know this? Is there a 1 in 3 turn gay statistic?

        • Anonymous says:

          Apparently if you’re woke, there is such a stat. The comment, as you pointed out, is not just stupid, it’s also very mean-spirited. This coming from those who lecture you all night and day to be “inclusive” and “nice” to all…and then they wish your kids to be gay.

    • Anonymous says:

      People who comment this always amuse me, you think you can magically shield your children from between 5-10% of the population…. okay then

      Good luck with that
      Its just comical, if the mere acknowledgment of homosexuality existing is that big of a fear for you, you might as well pack your bags and head for a remote pacific island where you and your brainwashed children can reside in complete isolation from the world
      All the better for the rest of us

    • Anonymous says:

      For someone who hates gay people, you really rolled the dice having 3 kids didn’t you…

      Happy Hunting!

    • Anonymous says:

      Come on. They are not going to be whiteboarding anal sex positions. Get real. Someone gives their time to address kids about their unique individuality, teaching them that they deserve respect, equality, and should always return tolerance of others. Everyone is unique and wonderful. There is nobody exactly the same as you. Digital kids need these verbal reassurances more than ever. Let them sponge that up that self confidence at school, especially if they’ll not be learning it at home.

      • Anonymous says:

        We’re all unique and wonderful, doesn’t mean that I have to hear you lecture me how unique and wonderful you are. Don’t impose your uniqueness and values on me and I’ll make sure to do the same.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Congrats on the official permanent victim status. No matter what trials or tribulations come in life you can pull the victim class gold card. The card is accepted at all liberal dystopian locations globally.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Protect our Children!!

  20. Anonymous says:

    It is funny how fast they can a sit down with the commissioner of police. I hope this special previlage is extended to all citizens not just special interest groups .

  21. R says:

    It’s worth checking the accuracy of the quote attributed to Billie, and the context. After a FB post in which a member of the community claimed

    The U.K. wants to teach LGBT… lifestyle to primary school students in the Cayman Islands starting at year 3.
    Commenters voiced concern at the idea, and Billie posted

    “Sorry but I’m coming for your children. Somebody needs to teach them.

    Teach them about the dangers of the misinformation surrounding gender and sexuality. Just finished another online workshop for our youth yesterday and we’re now coordinating with the schools to bring them into the classrooms.”

    The workshops are entirely voluntary and the material is pre-reviewed by schools first. See this article https://caymannewsservice.com/2020/09/sex-and-gender-education-key-to-fight-abuse/?utm_content=buffer9bf97&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
    and you can also feedback on a Colours Cayman FB post from parents and teachers.

    “I recently attended one of your online workshops and will continue to do so in the future as a mother and teacher. Thank you for offering these to the community. “

    “Just my two cents as someone who has heard the Colours presentation – heterosexual children are not being treated as villains and that is not the point of the workshops. I, for example, am happily married in heterosexual relationship and I found the workshop interesting and inclusive of all people. “

    • Anonymous says:

      Who cares if the workshops are “inclusive” of all people. Year 3 students have no business learning anything other than their ABCs and maths.

      • Anonymous says:

        In which case we should leave out religious teaching as well.

        • Anonymous says:

          You can opt out of religious teaching too. I sent my kids to Catholic school and opted out of indoctrination

          • Anonymous says:

            Can you though… really? My kids came home singing some jesus song because a caretaker at an unaffiliated pre school.

            • Anonymous says:

              Oh my gosh a Jesus song! How terrible, remove your child from that school immediately.

              • Anonymous says:

                Lol, exactly.

              • Anonymous says:

                Some of us don’t want that for our kids. Replace Jesus song with a song about dude kissing. See, you can’t have it 1 way. It needs to be respected. Sad that as an atheist I have more morals and empathy then most

        • Anonymous says:

          I’m the original poster. Yes, agreed. If parents don’t want their children to be exposed to religious teachings, they have that right.

      • Anonymous says:

        I learnt about porn in primary school, tf? You really think say kids these days won’t learn about it one way or the other?

        Better to do be taught it by a teacher than another friend with a smartphone.

      • Anonymous says:

        Many nursery babies understand what/where feels good to them. Alas, even the most fully-liberalized Sex-Ed classes of yesteryear never went into great detail on personal/heterosexual techniques, angles, and positions, STDs and birth control, even in high school. I suspect many women would be a lot happier today had there been a better roadmap handed out. Not much has changed in 40 years. Kids are now trying to figure things out from personal experimentation, and from a plethora of easily accessed web porn videos which have sadly normalized all kinds of regressive and deplorable misogynistic acts. Who would you want the lessons to come from?

        • Anonymous says:

          Plueeeeeeeezze. Stop with the drama. Regressive and deplorable misogynistic acts? Better stop watching many of the rap videos out there instead of declaring them to be “culture”.

      • Anonymous says:

        Year 3 students are not being offered equality workshops by Colurs. The workshops are for teens and are voluntary, nobody has to go to them.
        The claim that year 3 students are getting gender work is FALSE.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Is this training free or should we follow the money?

  23. Anonymous says:

    I am so excited!!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Is it only Jamaican police in the force here

  25. Anonymous says:

    Shouldn’t the whole civil service be getting this?

  26. Curiously the "innocent" shall no doubt object to these developments says:

    I am already certain of the type of comments I will see below this article by this evening, Well surely if the reactionaries are right in their assertions they have nothing to be concerned with here

    They claim that no one on Cayman uses hate speech so these investigations will go nowhere (according to them)
    They claim that no one in Cayman bothers gay people ( So surely some outreach from the police won’t lead to anything)

    They should be encouraging these developments as according to the claims they have been making this will completely and irrevocably acquit them of any of the claims they deny occur

    What do those who claim they are innocent have to fear?

  27. Anonymous says:

    Oh, does that mean the RCIPS are starting their jobs today, or is this a release that they start tomorrow or sometime “going forward”? Is there a link to a countdown clock somewhere?

    Whenever they settle on a convenient time for their commencement of their sworn duties, perhaps OfReg and DCI could also see clear to start their jobs and responsibilities by shutting down the CMA website, and deregistering them as a nonprofit for violating acceptable use policies.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Thank God for this because the Jamaican officers need all the training they can get when it comes to diversity.
    Some of them have never been to foreign and need to understand this is not Jamaica.

  29. Anonymous says:

    ALL law enforcement officers, however reluctant to take their jobs seriously, have an equal sworn duty beyond a preposterous designated gay liaison officer (whenever they are on shift), to protect the public, and enforce our laws and protections. The RCIPS doesn’t get to snip up our laws with scissors and hand them to different employees.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Reading and testing on the laws that pertain to the chosen occupation of these 400+ would be good too. Dare to dream some justice and value for money one day.

  31. Anonymous says:

    20-60 years late, but certainly welcome. Don’t stop there…how about our MLAs and Judiciary? Isn’t this already a normal workplace training requirement?!?

  32. Anonymous says:

    Sensitivity training… diversity training… I’m not liking where this is going. There needs to be a discussion about what stems from this. I whole heartedly appose any discrimination and/or threats against any human being for whatever their orientation is, so I understand the desire for this ‘training’ but lets pinpoint a goal so we know when we reach it. Too often lately do I see the goal post shifted when we reach a point by groups making these types of demands. They ask for A, they get A then all of a sudden they need B and C, and A was never the real goal or wasn’t enough for ‘justice’ or ‘equality’.

    However, are we not able to hold people accountable based on existing laws? Does the law have some sort of loop hole that states if the alleged victim identifies as non-heterosexual its all well and good? If so, it needs to be changed but I’m not seeing this as part of the talks. I can understand that in the Caribbean people who are part of the LBGT+ community feel like everyone is against them, but I feel they don’t appreciate that they are different from us (not saying they are wrong, just different). I’m not condoning any harm, violence or intimidation but just an objective look at humans and our history will show you this is what we do and its for a purpose (again, not talking about who is correct or morally good). Most people don’t just wake up and pick a certain type of person to hate, they may hate them but it usually stems from something (doesn’t make them correct) and if you can discuss with them and figure out their reason you can usually change their mind somehow if you address the reason. I would love to know the contents of this training, because from what I’ve seen in other countries it may just turn out to be a nice video or slideshow stating to people ‘don’t be mean or a bigot’ which never truly addresses the main reason why people have an aversion towards the topic in the first place which only widens the division. I feel all sides are at fault because we all cannot have an honest discussion about things therefore we can never address anyone’s concerns.

    There are things that I and a lot of people would love to do but we don’t because of what we in society have deemed appropriate. Everyone is sacrificing something in some way shape or form but we don’t go training people to make them like it. this is why the approach of the LBTG+ community comes across as childish. ‘I have things I want to do and I shouldn’t have to change for anyone no matter what’ is what I get from this. This ‘training’ play is lifted right out of what we have seen in the USA, UK, etc… and I fear we will run down the same course.

    The LGBT+ seem to put their status as LBGT+ first and foremost as who they are. When you push that you are “XYZ” first then what do you expect people who don’t to do? They will try to see you as part of whatever binds the community together and deviating from it slightly isn’t even an issue IMO, its when the deviation is the only thing that’s getting pushed. Gone are the days when gay men and women were still men and women. Liking someone of the same gender is no issue and most people are accepting of this, but all of a sudden its more than that. Now it needs to be taught to kids. Now we need to teach that a man can simply call himself a woman and somehow everyone else needs to accept this as truth. There in lies the issue, this attempt to force other people to believe what you believe.

    I’ll end my rant with what I started with. The law should exclude any mention of sexuality when it comes to things like this. The application of the law should not take into account who the alleged perpetrator is, who the alleged victim is or what sexual orientation either person/s is. I understand that in the Caribbean LBGT+ feel excluded and I sympathize. But at the same time, the rhetoric over the years seems to be ‘accept me as the same as everyone’ while acting in a way that seems like and attempt to be different from everyone. Sensitivity trainings were/are seen in the USA, the UK and other parts of the globe and they all moved in a similar direction that many people didn’t like. All I’m asking is, can we have a conversation about what specifically does everyone want and lets see how best to get there together while being mindful of all the aspects of our lives and society that will be affected.

    • Anon says:

      Replace ‘LGBT’ in your post with (for example) ‘Black’ and see how it reads.
      See the problem?

      Hatred towards a person or group of people because of their race, gender, sexuality is treated as worse, because it IS.
      People who identify as LGBT or who are thought by the aggressors to be LGBT were threatened with hanging and firing squads.
      For NO other reason than being LGBT.
      Of course you have to take into account the sexuality of those threatened because they are being threatened BECAUSE of their sexuality and for NO OTHER REASON.

      • Anonymous says:

        It reads like they would probably still be using the N-word.

      • Anonymous says:

        There are many people who turn away from the gay lifestyle but how many black people can turn away from being black? Please stop equating the two. It’s an insult to black people and the struggles they faced in the past and they face today. How many LGBT people you see being enslaved, socially separated with different water fountains, inability to ride at the front of the bus, lynched in abundance, women raped and kept as property. Please quit.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Billy Bryan issued a threat that he was coming for my children, I hope that he is being warned by the same police that such threats are also taken seriously

    • Anonymous says:

      1.56 I sincerely hope that you are just trolling, however, if not, your ignorance is absolutely staggering but not entirely surprising. To castigate (you might want to google that) someone then at least get their gender right. Billie Bryan is a transfemale. But you haven’t even bothered to find that out. Too busy listening to CMA I would imagine. Cayman, wallowing in it’s own ignorance since 1503.

    • Anonymous says:

      You would call the cops about someone coming in to educate children and faculty about tolerance, respect, and acceptance? Even when this education is not happening at home? Or did you literally think gay people were planning to physically abduct your kids out of class in a burlap sack? Jesus Christ there is no cure for stupid is there.

    • Anonymous says:

      She.

    • Anonymous says:

      You meant ‘she’

    • Please don’t panic says:

      Billie did not issue a ‘threat’ about ‘coming for your children’. I keep seeing this canard repeated but it’s false – the entire conversation is on FB for all to see and I have read it. Billie’s quote:

      “Sorry but I’m coming for your children. Somebody needs to teach them.
      Teach them about the dangers of the misinformation surrounding gender and sexuality. Just finished another online workshop for our youth yesterday and we’re now coordinating with the schools to bring them into the classrooms.”

      She’s referring to workshops which are set up with schools.

      The workshops are entirely voluntary and the material is pre-reviewed by schools first.

      Please don’t panic! And please check your sources.

      Nobody has to go to the (age-appropriate) workshops and nobody is coming for your children.

      Hope that helps.

      • Anonymous says:

        “I am coming for your children”
        “I am coming to educate your children”

        A very big difference. The first statement is a threat.

    • Anonymous says:

      First, Billie is a she. Second, I know Billie and she is not that type of person. Please stop spreading fear and lying about other people.

  34. Anonymous says:

    wow, just wow

  35. Anonymous says:

    Hope it works

  36. Anonymous says:

    They already ignour domestic violence…. Good luck!

  37. Anonymous says:

    Thats going to work well with them Jamaican police..

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