Unfortunately, this sort of thing has been happening to gay men for many, many years. The allegations of discrimination and abuse that can sometimes happen with the police and gay men is not something new and I've personally experienced it myself on several occasions. I think things have changed for the better in the last ten years, but not totally. Especially if allegations like this are still happening.
Shane Daum, a 43-year-old Canadian man, has gone public with allegations that police did nothing after he reported being assaulted by a group of seven individuals while camping in British Columbia last month.
Here's a link to the entire piece. It's a rough story, but I've also seen worse.
Trans Woman Targets Gay Men at Gay Bar In Washington, DC
There's a 30 year old transgender woman who has been targeting gay men in a gay bar in DC. It's an odd story.
Sissy Gracie, tells people she approaches that she is raising money for the D.C. LGBTQ community services center Casa Ruby and urges them – sometimes under great pressure – to make their “donation” in cash or by credit card through a credit card scanner linked to her cell phone.
Here's more. It's a lot more involved and it's a long article. But worth reading.
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