The Guide, January, 1989; volume 9, number 5

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Title: Sex and violence

Author: French Wall

Summary: Two recent cases in Massachusetts courts – the lenient sentence given a vicious beating on a gay man by men shouting anti-gay epithets, and a harsh sentence given a gay man for consensual oral sex with a 14-year-old boy – show the irrationality and injustice of our sex laws.

First sentence(s): The challenge faced by the gay liberation struggle is underscored by two recent court cases in Massachusetts. Neither case involved ‘gay rights’ issues; no one was fighting for their job, or for spousal benefits for their lover, or for a one-bedroom apartment for a same-sex couple. These two cases were about sex and violence.

Keywords: sex and violence, anti-gay violence, age-of-consent laws, pederasty, gays and the law

Letters to the editor

Topics: the problem of macho males, sex-affirming AIDS education in Worcester, Massachusetts, AIDS Project Worcester.

Dirty Dishes

Author: French Wall

Topics: GQ magazine, Greg Louganis, Jim Babbitt, Feminists Fighting Pornography arrested for porn, US Figure Skating Association de-gays figure skating, renaming the dental dam

Common Sense

Author: John Mitzel

Title: The seed, the egg, and the law

Summary: Sperm swim relentlessly, toward an egg under coital circumstances, but into socks, mouths. and anuses under others. This is a topic, for some reason, of great concern for the law. In particular, harsh sentences given gay men who have sex with underage partners remains a key issue for gay politics.

First sentence(s): I love it when they show the sperm on television.

Keywords: sperm, eggs, sodomy, pederasty, under-age sex

Nashville Cops Pimp Jail Bait

Article type: main feature

Author: Bill Andriette

Title: Summary: Nashville police use teenage boy as decoy to arrest 43 men for sex crimes.

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Keywords: Nashville, gay youth, sting operation, pederasty, sex sting

Sex in the News

Author: Boyd McDonald

Titles: Court hears of man’s mouth between boy’s legs; The moral majority; New Orleans has male sluts of the finest quality; The joy of heterosexuality; A Toronto cop’s ‘Problem with gays’; Educator discusses his foreskin; News from the straight world.

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