The United States has the world’s largest prison population. Overall, mass incarceration disproportionately impacts people of color, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community. LGBTQ people are at increased risk for being targeted for sex crimes, as historical prejudice and stigma have depicted LGBTQ people—especially gay/bisexual men—as sexual predators. Despite this, little is known about LGBTQ people on sex offender registries in the United States.
In this project, we surveyed people who are required to register on sex offender registries (SOR).
Ahhh… History of registries. Right after they failed to keep mobsters out, they were used for “perverts”… What we now call LGBTQ.
There is/was(?) for arsonists. We don’t hear much about that one, do we.
Originally, the availability of all of them was for law enforcement only… Which is what makes the SO registry such an onerous mess.
This is a good article. I always wondered why on the static-99 they give one an extra point if the victim was a boy vs a girl. That alone shows theyre using bias towards homosexual/bisexual individuals.
It is fairly obvious that homosexuality & deviant sexuality are considered synonymous by the people’s of the book. In Lawrence v Texas the Supreme Court recognized activity in a private residence between consenting adults was a liberty interest protected from police incursion. While many believe the case upheld gay sex as constitutional, that is not the reality. Most people believe slavery has been abolished too, and they are wrong. An inspection of the 13th Amendment describes both. When a Catholic nun points out this reality as did Sister Prejean, folks should listen, but they do not. Americans lose when they deny some “property owners” fought to the death to defend the practice! What makes people think “electronic property” would be any different in terms of social benefit by infrastructure? “New dress dear?” “Nah, Same old.”
I can do this all day. What part, of what political party, in the United States, hates LGBTQ folks the most?
Gay men have long been equated with perversion and pedophilia in the South. Unfortunately that myth is still alive, especially in the small counties of Florida.
personally, I think that our advocacy is pretty outright dismissive of the LGBT community.