Why Dwayne’s House

Dwayne's House is named in memory of Dwayne Jones, a trans* youth who was brutally murdered by a mob in Montego Bay, Jamaica in July 2013.

Below is a collection of various articles about the death of Dwayne Jones, the international, regional and local action it sparked.

Articles

Huffington Post

"Are you a woman or a man?" One man waved a lighter's flame near Dwayne's sneakers, asking whether a girl could have such big feet.

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Dailymail

Dwayne Jones was relentlessly teased in high school for being effeminate until he dropped out. By age 16, the teenager was dead - beaten, stabbed, shot and run over by a car when he showed up at a street party dressed as a woman.

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76crimes

Like Oshane Gordon, Dwayne Jones was killed for being different. Dwayne was biologically male but identified as female. Her last words were “I am a girl!”

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Hard life: Jones dropped out of school due to harassment and was kicked out of her house by age 14

Hard life: Jones dropped out of school due to harassment and was kicked out of her house by age 14 (Photo: AP)

Dwayne Jones, also known as “Gully Queen.”

Dwayne Jones, also known as “Gully Queen.” (Photo: Minority-Insight)

Responses

Quality of Citizenship Jamaica

Quality of Citizenship Jamaica with the support of various local, regional and international organisations and individuals- allies and LGBT people, held a silent stand in protest and memory of Dwayne ‘Gully Queen’ Jones.

 

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Miniority insight

A large group of protesters including Human Rights Activists, Jamaican LGBT members and International Allies protested against the brutal murder of 16-year-old Transgender Teen, Dwayne Jones.

 

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Protesters in front of the Jamaican Consulate in New York, USA

Protesters in front of the Jamaican Consulate in New York, USA (Photo: Minority Insight)

Jamaicans stand in protest of the murder of Dwayne Jones

Jamaicans stand in protest of the murder of Dwayne Jones (Photo: Jalna Broderick)