Long Beach Police Allegedly Target Gay Man
I have always supported the police. Family members of mine are police officers, however, this is something that I have seen happen time and again with gay men and I’m glad someone’s finally fighting back. I’ve witnessed it personally on several occasions. I’ve even seen it happen with Catholic priests.
The alleged incident happened in October 2014 inside a men’s restroom at Recreation Park. The decoy, a male officer from the Long Beach Police Department’s vice unit, purportedly lured Moroney into the restroom then coaxed him into masturbating only to arrest him as soon as he did.
I can’t comment on this particular case, however, from what I’ve seen on occasion with other cases the police usually send in the hottest, youngest cop they have in order to do this coaxing. Those who are familiar with cruising areas can spot these undercover cops a mile away. Those who aren’t get duped into something they normally would never have done unless they were coaxed into doing it by a good looking young guy. It’s one of the sneakiest tricks in the book.
But this time the guy who got tricked isn’t going to plead guilty like most gay men do.
Moroney has pleaded not guilty. Now, he’s bringing out the big guns to fight the charges, enlisting the counsel of attorney Bruce Nickerson, also known as the Gloria Allred of lewd conduct cases and police sting operations targeting gay men.
You can read the rest here. What some people are missing in the comments is the fact that gay men are tricked into doing this, and it’s usually with a cop so good looking very few would ever turn him down. And this is nothing new. I have a friend in Palm Springs who got tricked into something like this and it happened in Griffith Park in LA more than twenty years ago.
I actually have one of these games. I got it in the 90s, I think up in Provincetown. I had no idea it dated back this far.
The year was 1983. The gay rights movement was gaining momentum, as was the AIDS epidemic. Ronald Reagan occupied the Oval Office, and David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” occupied every dance floor for a few minutes each night, not to mention the Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams” and Madonna’s “Holiday,” also released that year.
Needless to say, it was a confusing time with life and death issues always at the foreground. A little campy fun was a valuable thing to share.
You can check out the rest here, with photos. What’s interesting is how it covers so much of gay culture…and camp. Here’s a photo of mine. I had to dig this one out of the basement storage area.
China Bans Gay People From TV
When you hear about things like this happening in other parts of the world, you have to feel sorry for the gays in these places. And you have to wonder sometimes about the idiots running these countries. Do they think people will stop being gay because they censored gay content? That’s just dumb.
Earlier this week we reported that Indonesia banned “effeminate” men and drag queens from television, and not to be outdone, China has now banned all gay people from appearing on TV.
The new and regressive “moral” guidelines for broadcasting come shortly after the country pulled the plug on Addicted, a web series based off the popular “boys’ love” novel, Are You Addicted?, which features male teens kissing. Think of the children!
And that’s only a sample of what’s going on over there now. The censorship gets worse.