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Jamaica's Gully Queens

In Jamaica, attacks, murder and rape are common occurrences against LGBT people, with little to no retribution or justice brought against those responsible. After being forced from shacks, derelict buildings, and their own families, many homeless LGBT Jamaicans have found refuge in the storm-drainage systems of Kingston—known locally as the "gully."

For trans girls and gay men unable or unwilling to hide their sexuality, the sense of community and relative safety the gully provides acts as a welcome sanctuary andm for many, a hope of change to come. VICE News traveled to the New Kingston area to see what LGBT life is like in Jamaica—where just being who you are can mean living a life underground.

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