UK Home Office and Failure To Erase Convictions For Gay Sex
Here’s a piece where the focus is on what used to happen to gay men in the UK if they had consensual sex. They were treated as if they were criminals, and shamed and humiliated for doing what was completely natural. In short, they did nothing wrong but that didn’t matter. They were arrested and convicted for being gay men.
In 2012, after years of fear and persecution and degradation, a bill called Protection of Freedoms promised to delete these horrendous convictions for consensual gay sex. However, according to this article it still hasn’t been fully executed.
A Freedom of Information request submitted by The Guardian revealed that fewer than 200 of these wrongful convictions have been officially erased since the scheme was introduced seven years ago – a failure rate of 71 percent.
Here’s the link. I highly suggest reading this one.
Pete Buttigieg’s Mom Shares His Adorable Childhood Pics
This story is much lighter, and much more positive. Pete Buttigieg’s mom has decided to share Pete’s childhood photos with the world and people can’t seem to get enough.
Anne…Pete’s supportive Mom…is also asking people to donate money to his campaign. And rightly so. These campaign contributions can either make or break a candidate. It’s very important.
She then goes on to share a couple of photos of Pete as a young boy, recounting how careful he has always been with his dollars.
The photos are adorable, and the article goes on to give some basic facts and back story about Pete and what he’s doing right now. There’s a video of Anne, too.
Here’s the link. You’ll want to see this one. I’d like to see him move forward in this race. I’ve seen people comment that they like Pete but they don’t like his husband. But that doesn’t make any sense to me at all. When people voted for Harry Truman they didn’t get Bess Truman as their President. They got Harry. So let’s keep that distinction clear.