The full name of the Jamaican male badminton player is Gareth Andre Theodore Henry who was born in 1991. Gareth Henry has participated in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. He has also competed at the 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games.
Gareth Henry is part of the Jamaican national team that won the men’s team bronze at the was part of the national team that won the Pan Am Men’Team Championships held in 2018. He was a partner to Samuel O’Brien Ricketts, where Gareth Andre Theodore Henry got the men’s doubles gold at 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games.
He is a professional badminton player together with his sister.
Gareth Andre Theodore Henry is an international badminton player who has won medals throughout his years. There’s a time there was news making headlines the world that he was beaten by policemen from the Jamaican countryside, in front of a crowd of people.
The beating that was merciless was not because of any crime but just because he was gay. He talked of how he was being threatened to death. There was an organization that seeks to receive political asylum. The organization was of the leader of J-Flag. The represented the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals, and Gays.
Gareth Andre Theodore Henry joined another person in bringing a lawsuit against his former country in front of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights. In his interviews, he mentioned how his friends who were gay or lesbian were killed during his time in J-Flag.
Gareth Henry has passed through violence due to the sexual orientations, especially the far mentioned pharmacy beating. Police were being called to stop the beating instead they were the ones encouraging and adding to the defeat. In even the news being headlined, the situation kept on worsening for him as an officer wanted to kill him. Therefore he moved away from the country.
Being gay in Jamaica was dangerous for him. When Gareth Henry moved, he now fights for the rights of gay and lesbian in Canada. Gareth Henry is married but still struggles for the gay rights activism.
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