Dwayne ‘Gully Queen’ Jones….outed as a transgendered woman at a party (by a woman), beaten, shot, chopped and body disposed on the roadside by people at the party in Irwin, St. James here in Jamaica……I’ve been unable to shake my mind’s questions about how this savagery unfolded. I pause to acknowledge his life, his murder and pray for his family and friends. Sometimes, too often, the worst of Jamaica(ns) erupts and emerges in visceral hate that seeks and succeeds to annihilate, dismember, slaughter and erase Jamaicans who have been declared with righteous religiosity and branded with the broad strokes of bilious bias, as useless pariahs, pernicious others, disposable…….

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