The documentary was partly based on a survey of 2, gay and bisexual men in Britain conducted earlier this year. It said more than one in four of the men surveyed reported being sexually assaulted after taking the drug, which rose in popularity on the gay club scene at the turn of the century. The show shines a spotlight on chemsex parties, where gay and bisexual men gather to take drugs and have sex. Fueled by drugs, including GHB and crystal meth, parties can last for days, with lessened inhibitions leading to concerns over the risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Party drug used to rape, film comatose gay men: UK documentary
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Ugandan politicians have passed an anti-gay law that punishes "aggravated homosexuality" with life imprisonment. The bill drew wide condemnation when it was first introduced in and included the death penalty, but that was removed from the revised version passed by parliament. Although a provision for the death penalty was removed from the original bill, the law passed on Friday sets life imprisonment as the maximum penalty for the new offence of "aggravated homosexuality" — repeat offending — according to the office of a spokeswoman for Uganda's parliament. Homosexuality was already illegal in Uganda under a colonial-era law that criminalised sexual acts "against the order of nature", but the Ugandan politician who wrote the new law argued that tough new legislation was needed because gay people from the west threatened to destroy Ugandan families and were allegedly "recruiting" Ugandan children into gay lifestyles. The Ugandan gay community has disputed this account, saying that Ugandan political and religious leaders had come under the influence of American evangelicals who wanted to spread their anti-gay campaign in Africa. They have singled out Scott Lively, a Massachusetts evangelical, who they sued in March under the Alien Tort Statute that allows non-citizens to file suit in the US if there is an alleged violation of international law. Lively denied he wanted severe punishment for gay people, and has previously said he never advocated violence against gay people but advised therapy for them.
Sometimes, the person in front of me barely speaks, staring right through me, lost in a deep catatonic depression. Yesterday, my patient, a something graduate student, swallowed a jumble of unmarked pills, hoping to die, after his father told him never to come home again. Today, he greeted me with a soft smile, his delirium starting to clear, his heart beating normally again. Deeply religious, he was gay but desperately wanted not to be.
I can so see where he's coming from. Being mistaken as a straight person at the bar or on the streets? Tots the worst thing ever! It just isn't safe for them anymore. Gurl, people might literally single you out in public and beat the crap out of you.