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Cooma Jail: A Prison Once Dedicated to ONLY Gay Men, Ryan Field Books

 Cooma Jail: A Prison Once Dedicated to ONLY Gay Men

This is scary. In Australia, there’s an old prison that was dedicated to gay men for having gay sex. It was also used as a place to try to “eradicate homosexuality.” Supposedly, it’s the only homosexual prison in the entire world. One man claims the gay men were sent there to protect them from hetero prisons, but others disagree with that. They were trying to convert them. 

It doesn’t sound as if they were very lucky. 

“We know they failed in their mission to eradicate homosexuality because our podcast reveals gay men having ongoing relationships in the prison. Some even reoffended to rejoin their boyfriends inside.”

Here’s more. I find it interesting that this news comes from Australia, a place where they allowed straights to judge gay marriage with a mail-in voting ballot. I still find that offensive. I also knew a woman author once from Australia and she tried to become my best friend. At the time, about 15 years ago, I didn’t know much about straight white women writing gay romance, so I didn’t give it much thought. That is until she started to interrogate me about gay culture and what it’s like to be gay, for one of her dreadful books. I dropped her fast and haven’t had any contact with her in years. I was just beginning to learn about cultural appropriation. 

In any event, this article is fascinating because it’s so unusual. And why haven’t we heard about this prison before? I think it would be a wonderful TV series. 


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Once Upon a Castle by Ryan Field

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