Gareth Henry the gay activist

Gareth Henry was born on 10 August the year 1991. Moreover, Gareth Henry is a male Jamaican badminton player. He contested at the Commonwealth Games in the year 2014, together with 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games. Henry Gareth was a member the national group that won the men’s group a bronze medal at the Pan Americans Men’s group Championships in 2018. He once collaborated with Samuel O’Brien Ricketts and received the men’s doubles gold at 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games. Gareth Henry got into the international headlines in Jamaica four years ago when he got beaten by several policemen in front of 200 people who trapped him in a Kingston pharmacy.

Later on, in the year 2008, the leader of the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians and Sexual and Gays (J-Flag), went to hide in Canada following many of death threats. He was given an asylum.

The 35-year-old gay social worker and a rights activist are currently one of the two co-petitioners giving the legal challenge against his former homeland at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

“I was with J-Flag for an approximate of four years,” Gareth Henry stated on a trip to London this month. “During the time 13 of my close friends were murdered.” He identified many of the bodies. “I took on as the head of the organization after the death of former leader, Brian Williamson. The former leader was stabbed to death in an anti-gay attack in 2004.”

On three events, Henry Gareth said, he suffered and encountered violence by police officers. The most violent occasion was on Valentine’s Day, in the year 2007, it was when a team of gay men was chased inside of the Monarch pharmacy in Kingston by a big mob.

According to his explanations to the commission, the police officers were summoned but they were extremely abusive when they came. One of the police officers asked him if he looked like a “batty man” later on all the other four policemen started beating him with their guns.