But attitudes are changing. You do have people who do rob at night One man called out, " Battyman he get killed. Are things improving? Fish is a derogatory term used to harass and insult gay men. Amnesty International, however, has received reports of violence against lesbians, including rape and other forms of sexual violence.
Jamaica stressed that, although consensual sex between adult males remained proscribed by law, there was no legal discrimination against persons on the grounds of their sexual orientation.
Dr Keon West Keon is an expert in intergroup social psychology, investigating the way we treat people we believe to be different from ourselves. In AugustQueen Ifrica made anti-gay comments at the Grand Gala independence celebrations in Kingston,  which were promptly criticised and labelled as inappropriate by the government's Ministry of Youth and Culture. At first, Malcolm was reserved and nervous.
Consequently, LGBT Jamaicans who belong to more upper and middle-class communities and those who have social capital, regardless of their socio-economic background, do not experience homophobia in the same way a person from a poorer community would.