As controversy continues to swirl over the arrest of two gay men in Dominica reports have surfaced that they were actually engaged in sex on the balcony of the ship that was docked in Roseau last week.
Gay website Queerty.com. published what it called an ‘exclusive firsthand account’ of the incident when Dennis Mayer and John Hart of Palm Springs, were arrested on buggery charges.
According to the website a fellow cruise passenger gave the following account of the incident:
“My boyfriend and I, and a busload of other guys, did see what was happening on the balcony of the Celebrity Summit as we waited for our excursion to depart.
At first, I wasn’t paying attention, until I noticed a few Dominican females near the security gate of the pier where the ship docked, waving their arms and hands towards the ship, and talking loudly about something on the ship. The others on board the bus also looked, and we noticed one, then two guys on the balcony walking around naked. My first thought was, ‘If we can see them, can they see us?’
The ruckus at the dock became more excited when it appeared, at first to me, that they were engaging in oral sex. The two guys in front of me then said, ‘No, they are f*****ng!’ As I leaned forward in my seat, I noticed that they were f****ng, and in a standing position. It was very, very obvious that they were engaged in f****ng. We were not that far away from the ship, maybe one half to three quarters the length of a football field. Again, did they know we could see them?”
The alleged eyewitness account continues:
“When the girls pointed to the balcony for the police officer to see, he then, himself, noticed the guys f*****ng. The police officer started to walk towards the ship, as other police officers also started to observe the action on the balcony. The balcony was just above Deck 5, where the lifeboats are stored, and only two or three staterooms from the elevator banks, on the port side of the Celebrity Summit facing the town.
As the police officer walked, then stopped, then walked again toward the ship, the two guys on the balcony were still f*****ng. By this time, we could see many people on the pier and onshore taking photos of the action taking place on the balcony.
As the police officer was walking towards the ship, many of us were thinking that these two guys would soon be going home. It’s the notion of f*****ng in plain view of those on the ground that was the shocking thing. It doesn’t have to be a gay thing since straight couples shouldn’t be doing that as well.”
The charge of buggery was eventually dropped and the men were charged with indecent exposure and fined EC$2,400.00 each.
They left the island last week Thursday.