I n , when Calvin Burdine was awaiting sentencing for allegedly stabbing his gay lover to death, the prosecuting attorney encouraged the jury in his closing remarks to award Burdine the death penalty, rather than life in prison, on the grounds that sending a gay man to prison was akin to sending a kid to a candy store. After 17 minutes of deliberation, the jury obliged and sentenced Burdine to die. His death sentence was later overturned mostly because Burdine's public defender had slept through much of his trial , but the homophobic thinking — that prison is some kind of paradise for gay men — lingers on. The reality of life in prison for homosexuals and transgender individuals does not appear to reflect this myth.
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It turns out that last week was not the first time that John Travolta has allegedly introduced himself to a male stranger , at the gym, where they were alone, together, at three in the morning. A commenter points out that the original Reddit thread contains a few other stories detailing Travolta's late night gym escapades. Let's start with the most benign of the two tales. Reddit user deweyredman wrote in the thread that he too was approached by Travolta, at the gym, where they were alone, together: "Happened to me too a while back The next story is considerably more steamy.
There Are More Stories of John Travolta Meeting Men at the Gym at 3 AM
I was 17 and a senior in high school. I had been texting an old friend back and forth for a couple months. The conversation was usually nothing out of the ordinary and then would unexpectedly take a sexual turn. In middle school, he was only nice to me when it was beneficial for him.
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