Gareth Henry Is Seeking Help For Kingston’s Gay Community

The Jamaican news reported that Gareth Henry and some gay men were beaten by the police in front of a mob in Monarch pharmacy. The officers used their guns to beat the men after questioning if they were batty boys. Gareth Henry was the leader of the Jamaican Forum for Lesbians, All Sexuals and Gays (J-Flag).

He brought the complaints to the Jamaican ministry of justice, but they didn’t respond or help. Police officers would stand outside of his window and threaten to kill him. He was housing homeless gay men with no family support. Some were suffering with HIV/Aids. Even the sick were targeted, so Gareth Henry had to go into hiding. One officer threatened to kill him during a traffic stop, and he has never forgotten the traumatic experience. He contemplated whether he would be the next after seeing his friends die. He had to decide whether or not to stay and be killed or flee to another country.

He moved to Canada and was granted asylum after receiving death threats in 2008. He has co-petitioned against the laws of his homeland at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. He took over J-Flag after Brian Williamson was killed for his sexuality in 2004. Since then, 13 of his friends have been killed. Many gay men in Jamaica are not able to leave the country. There are many poor and sick who are facing public humiliation and death. They just try to survive the day while worrying that they will be the next one killed. There is no safe haven for them in Jamaica and all attempts to negotiate with the police have been futile.

No one would choose to be homosexual in that type of environment. It’s obviously a human rights violation and radical change is desperately needed. Gareth Henry and his supporters are asking for the international community to help Kingston’s gay community.

The Chainsmokers, Alex Pall

The Chainsmokers have turned out to be one of the more main electronic music groups on the planet taking their own image of move tech music to the general population in a way which changes the way the world sees DJ’s as a whole.

Through the span of the most recent couple of years, The Chainsmokers have been changing the way electronic music has been seen by venturing out of the DJ stall and into the general population eye for a more preferred sound; The Chainsmokers have been hoping to take after the online networking picture made by Alex Pall for the gathering as he has turned out to be known as the showcasing master mind behind the twosome.

Both individuals from The Chainsmokers trust they convey something individual to the band and set out to make another method for investigating electronic music including a move outside the DJ corner to sing without anyone else on any of their tracks. Alex Pall trusts the need to sing their own melodies is all piece of the reality the DJs are engaged with the songwriting procedure and trust they are changing the modern perspective of the DJ realm for the better view in the general population eye; Pall himself has given vocals and was followed close by Andrew Taggart to tunes including a large portion of the best referred to specialists on the planet, for example, the artist known as Halsey.

Pall told Rosenzweig “She’s incredible. If you had asked us over the last year who was an artist that we wanted to work with, Halsey was number one on that list. She’s a very cool and unique artist. She has a very strong voice and she’s just very unapologetically her. That’s the kind of artist we like to work with”.