Elected officials and Pentagon leaders have tended to focus on the thousands of women who have been preyed upon while in uniform. But over the years, more of the victims have been men. On average, about 10, men are sexually assaulted in the American military each year, according to Pentagon statistics. Overwhelmingly, the victims are young and low-ranking. Many struggle afterward, are kicked out of the military and have trouble finding their footing in civilian life.
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A Boy Among Men | The Marshall Project
Three years ago, the young man who would later be known as John Doe 1 shuffled into the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. It was still wintery in April, and his state-issued jacket was poor protection against the drafts coming through the broken windows, shattered by men who had passed through before. The rituals of intake were familiar. But he also noticed that he was one of the youngest prisoners on the block.
To Straight Men Showering With Gay Men: Yes, We Are Looking! (And So Are Other Straight Men)
I was shaking too much to say anything. All I could do was snap a photo. I regretted not speaking up the minute I got off the train. This man has his pants unzipped and cannot keep his hand off his dick!
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.