I would have started writing this piece earlier, but the tendonitis in my right foot sent me to the doctor scrambling for relief. My body, that instrument that, once upon a time, introduced itself before I did, is falling apart. Happens to anyone whose name is not Cher. If you are gay, single, and childless, as I am, the future is as unpredictable today as the present was a couple of decades ago. Most something gay men I know are married, and a huge percentage have children.
The grim truth of being gay in prison
The grim truth of being gay in prison | Prisons and probation | The Guardian
Out of fear for my life, I submitted to sucking his dick, being fucked in my ass, and performing other duties as a woman, such as making his bed. And are part of a gang. They pick a loner smaller weaker individual. And make that person into a homosexual then sell him to other inmates or gangs. Anywhere from a pack of cigarettes to 2 cartons. No one cares about you or anyone else. If they show kindness or are trying to be helpful, it is only because they want something.
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I n , when Calvin Burdine was awaiting sentencing for allegedly stabbing his gay lover to death, the prosecuting attorney encouraged the jury in his closing remarks to award Burdine the death penalty, rather than life in prison, on the grounds that sending a gay man to prison was akin to sending a kid to a candy store. After 17 minutes of deliberation, the jury obliged and sentenced Burdine to die. His death sentence was later overturned mostly because Burdine's public defender had slept through much of his trial , but the homophobic thinking — that prison is some kind of paradise for gay men — lingers on. The reality of life in prison for homosexuals and transgender individuals does not appear to reflect this myth. One young man named Rodney, imprisoned for fraud and check-forging, sent me a detailed account of his life so far in prison.
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