Such is the life of one group of homeless LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) youths who live in a storm drain (or 'gully') in the country's capital, Kingston - as revealed in a short documentary made by VICE News.They try to live as dignified a life as possible, given their filthy cockroach/mosquito-infested surroundings: clothes are laid out to dry on the side of the drain; they shower with clean water that gushes from a hydrant; and sleep on makeshift mattresses crafted from pallets and carpets.She asked him to “to take care of her,” the court heard.At the party, the girl smoked cannabis and drank alcohol to the point where she wasn’t able to consent to sex, said prosecutor Sharon Harris.Considered one of the safest places to live in the U.S., Southlake is the proud home of Southlake Town Square, the Carroll Dragons, Bicentennial Park and the Bob Jones Nature Center.
The footage purportedly shows a group of men assaulting a 16-year-old girl at a party in May 2015.
Defendants Tristan Carlyle-Watson, 26, Kurt Stevenson, 26 and Andrew Waters, 24 have pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and assault charges.
The girl was invited to a house party by Mr Carlyle-Watson on Facebook, according to the Australian Associated Press.
The film - Young And Gay: Jamaica's Gully Queens - explores how young transgender and homosexual people are leading the fight against the Caribbean island nation's institutionalised homophobia through visibility, community spirit and an outspoken attitude towards their position in society.
The run-up to the 2012 election provided a glimmer of hope for the gay community - when Jamaica's prime minister Portia Simpson Miller aimed to review the buggery law, in a show of support for gay rights - but she has since failed to follow through on her proposals.