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.
"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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.