Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, He once wrote of himself, "I, like wax of the sacred bees when smitten by the sun, am melted when I look at the young limbs of boys. According to one ancient source, Bagoas "had been loved by Darius and was afterwards to be loved by Alexander. When Antinous died by drowning at the age of 21, Hadrian was grief-stricken. He had the dead boy deified, founded a city in Egypt to honor him, erected statues in honor of him through-out the empire, and commissioned sculptures, paintings and coins to be made bearing his likeness.
No Escape: Male Rape in U.S. Prisons - Prisoners' Voices
By Annemarie Luck. B oys for Sale is not a comfortable watch. But in the end, our original idea still felt like the strongest. Both have spent over a decade living in Japan, and as film makers, say they are drawn to controversial topics and people living on the periphery of society. In making Boys for Sale , which enjoyed a sold-out screening for its world premiere in June at the Nippon Connection festival in Frankfurt, the pair spent a full year just visiting different bars in Ni-chome, getting to know the community, and finding out how the male sex industry works. By the time filming began, some of the boys had, surprisingly, agreed to reveal their identity on camera. Those who chose not to show their faces donned colorful masquerade masks while being interviewed.
Gay teen describes experience in so-called gay conversion camp
I was a shy, artistic, and introverted kid. I was woefully uncoordinated and completely disinterested in the typical games other boys would play during recess. And I was bullied mercilessly.
Luis Alberto Rojas Marin says he was arrested, beaten and raped by police in Peru because he is gay. At 26 years old, the Peruvian gay man was arrested by police officers while heading home shortly after midnight. Throughout the six hours he was in police custody, he says, he was stripped, raped with a baton and verbally abused by police officers before being let go. All of this, he says, because of his sexuality. Peruvian authorities investigated the incident and reported that Marin was taken into custody after neighbors reported unfamiliar people in the vicinity of the highway.