A Falmouthian living in the US recently gave me her assessment of the development of Falmouth. She returns to Falmouth regularly on long vacations and said to her, Falmouth was becoming Sodom.

She was speaking about the influx of questionable persons migrating to the town. Prostitution as a result of the cruise ship development has brought in many “immigrant” sex workers.

This is the story of a gay sex worker in Falmouth, Jamaica. He is just one of the many prostitutes that are now making a living in the town.

This is an excerpt from an article appearing in the Weekend STAR. It was written by Falmouth’s Leon Jackson. It tells the story of *Robert (fictitious name to protect identity).

From the Western STAR

Robert*, 26, has been practicing homosexuality since age 11. However, not many persons are aware that this church boy is earning a living by selling sex on the streets.

“I am active in the church and it provides a very good cover. My clients come from a wide cross section of professionals, even married men,” Robert told the WESTERN STAR.

“They pick me up and take me to different houses. This lifestyle is dangerous because you arrange a price for a package, you agree to have sex with one person, and then find that you have sex with all five men and only one pay.”

Robert is among several sex workers operating in Falmouth, Trelawny. He said that he started having sex with men for money after his father kicked him out of the house when Robert was still a teenager.

Read the rest of the article in the Western STAR.

A few months ago, we ran an article about the prostitution problem in Falmouth. 33 persons were detained, and the bunch was comprised of 16 females and 17 males. Now with this article, one has to wonder how many of those 17 males were homosexuals.

For a society that is so openly homophobic, one wonders how “Robert” can find so many clients in Falmouth, as described in the quote above from the Western STAR.

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