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US men plead guilty to gay sex charges on Caribbean cruise

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  1. Boycott Atlantis events for doing nothing except protecting their pocket books. Their ads market their cruises as sex-capades. They do not warn their passengers of local laws and when this incident occurred, they abandoned them. They did not hire an attorney, call the US counsel or do anything other than to say it’s still safe to travel with them. I’ll never do business with Atlantis and neither should any LGBT person.

    1. Staircase2 23 Mar 2012, 3:12pm

      Well said!

  2. sounds odd to me, the people who reported this were on the island whilst the couple were on the ship right? so were they in their room at the time? how were they identified? were they arrested on board the ship or on land? a lot of things need clarifying on this

    1. My thoughts exactly! The story lacks details.

      1. My thoughts are they were banging in plain site dur to a lack of respect for their host countries

        1. if they were “banging” on the balcony as others news outlets have stated then just consider the size of that ship and how far away from actual land the dock would be.

          i suspect whoever reported it had to be using binoculars(how else were they identified?) and was either a disgruntled peeping tom or a anti-gay vigilante who wanted to teach some “sodomites” a lesson.

          next time, the company that runs the cruise might want to consider the virgin islands or other gay friendly destinations (i don’t know any more in that region of the top of my head) when embarking on a GAY CRUISE!

          if id payed good money to go on a gay cruise the last thing i would expect would to be arrested (on board) for sodomy whilst the cruise managers barley bat an eyelid

        2. Staircase2 23 Mar 2012, 3:13pm

          …They’re on board a ship – they don’t HAVE a ‘host’ country…

  3. Why would you go on a ship visiting homophobic islands?

    1. Amazing isn’t it? Why would gay people spend money supporting the economies of places that openly and blatantly hate us?

      1. They are not affected by the laws in the countries and do not care about the black LGBT

  4. Filled with hubris, the official position of Atlantis events which routinely schedule stops to islands with extremely homophobic laws and attitudes shows no interest in the well-being and care of their patrons. Their dismissive comments, “The guests’ actions were unfortunate but minor in this case and have no bearing on our overall guest experience,” show their interest is only on the bottom line. Yes, they deserve to be boycotted.

    1. Sister Mary Clarence 23 Mar 2012, 10:06am

      “The guests actions were unfortunate but minor in this case and have no bearing on our overall guest experience”

      Yeah, I picked up on that as well …. I suspect the guest’s in question would probably have en entirely different view of the bearing it had on their ‘guest experience’

      Seemingly under “Special Maritime and Territorial Jurisdiction as set forth in Section 7 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code.”, which I’m sure everyone is familiar with, this matter would appear to fall under the jurisdiction of the FBI and can only be released to the jurisdiction of another sovereign nation following discussion with the FBI.

      I wonder if that’s what Atlantis did before tossing these two overboard to the sharks.

  5. They were still on board the ship. So the countries’ laws should apply to what is happening on board.

    Consensual sex too. Nothing like good exhibitionists. Should have had an orgy, that would give them something to talk about.

    1. Sister Mary Clarence 23 Mar 2012, 10:07am

      Not entirely correct, in the US the FBI takes a different view if it pertains to US citizens or the ship has left from a US port.

      1. It doesn’t especially matter how FBI feels about it, the fact is that when a ship is in port, passengers must abide my local laws. This is one of the reasons why going to a country hostile to the LGBT community seems idiotic to me, though I guess there are circumstances that we are unaware that could explain it.

        1. No, the US has introduced laws that cover its citizens out on the world seas. You defy them at your peril.

  6. There is no excuse today to not have a knowledge of the countries that still have laws against homosexuality. I just don’t understand why people ‘think’ that laws must be as they are in their own countries. Use some common sense and don’t be a hero thinking you can get away with foreign laws. The best way to change things is to support groups worldwide working to decriminalise homosexuality.

    1. Its called white privilege . These men dinner think black laws apply to them . That’s why you will see old queens with young black men in these countries

      1. Staircase2 23 Mar 2012, 3:18pm

        That may well be true – but there’s nothing in the story to indicate that the men concerned were white…(in which case what you’re saying is purely speculative…Black gay men also have sex onboard Gay Cruise Ships you know…)

  7. These men acted like morons.

    When you visit a foreign country, you abide by their laws not ones you decide will work for you.

    By the way, they were arrested for public indecency and most countries, including the US, have public decency laws that apply to everyone, gay or straight.

    Also, Mayer is 53 years old, not 43.

  8. Stoopid fey queens wanted a story to tell.
    If gay people want top compare the struggle to the civil rights movement who is condemning these vile self absorbed queens?. Imaging black members of the movement going to South Africa for a holiday. These nasty people do not care about black LGbt people

    1. Staircase2 23 Mar 2012, 3:23pm

      Will you stop whining already? You’ve invented a huge aspect of the story which is not in the article and then you’re banging on about it ad naseum.

      Unless you’re party to info which we do not have then there is nothing to suggest the racial identity of the people concerned…

      From the story as presented here, the problem here is not about the men involved having sex but the cavalier attitude of Atlantis Events towards their guests, towards the local LGBT population in stopping at those ports in the first place and those people (often American) who bought tickets (probably) thinking only of hedonistic indulgence instead of the plight of the local LGBT inhabitants…

      Of course the BIGGEST problem here is the homophobia of the local country (in this case Dominica).

      Let’s not lose sight of what’s important here eh?

  9. LMAO. Pair of rich queens more worried about screwing and topping up their tans, it just shows how out of touch some people are with their surroundings and reality in general. Any LGBT person who holidays in these places that despise the gay community and aids the economy of a place like Jamaica just deserves all they get.

    1. Dominica.

  10. boycott the islands with anti gays laws , they do not deserve our money

    1. Staircase2 23 Mar 2012, 3:25pm

      Well said!

      And while we’re at it, let’s boycott Atlantis Events for appearing to fail in their duty of care to their passengers; both specifically in terms of the men involved in this story, or generally in terms of taking paying customers to homophobic and oppressive countries in the first place.

  11. Staircase2 23 Mar 2012, 3:07pm

    “These statutes don’t pose a concern to us in planning a tourist visit.”

    How bout the idea of not supporting this idiotic regimes in their post-colonial homophobia?

    Foreign tourists get away with a slap on the hand whereas the local gay population is oppressed from cradle to the grave…

    How bout a little corporate responsibility, Mr President (Atlantis Event’s President that is…)

  12. Staircase2 23 Mar 2012, 3:11pm

    Of course what I meant to say (while chomping away on my beans on toast) is that we can signal our support for the local LGBT populations by not spending our foreign currency there in the first place…

    Sail on by – having always told the local press first that we are doing so by way of protest against their endemic homophobia.

    These countries often need foreign ships docking there in order to bump up local trade…

  13. These guys pay alot of money to go on these cruises…he certainly any man from Atlantis…..Patrick duffy would have sorted it all out …its all about the Gay rip off…high prices and then dont want to know you…hope his business goes bust….

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