When I was 18 years old, my dad made me join the Army in order to get my life together and become more of a man (in other words...straight.) I was desperate for my father's love since after I came out, he didn't take it that well after beating me up. I joined the army and 2 months before basic training graduation, I was led on by a guy and was framed for homosexual conduct.
During the investigation, I was constantly bullied for my "lifestyle" of being gay and for being who I was. This time for me was very depressing, horrible, and I was desperate to get out. In late November of 2007, I went AWOL and moved to California. I met wonderful people of all walks of life and finally found my chosen family. I've lived a happy and beautiful life working in LGBT rights, running marathons, and being with my friends.
On Oct 31st 2011, I was arrested in West Hollywood on the way to a friend's house for no reason at all. The sheriffs found about my warrant and took me in. I was just released from LA County Jail but have to report to Fort Sill, Oklahoma to surrender myself in. I am frightened, scared, and worried that I will be physically hurt for my being openly gay. This is where I need your help.
Please post my story on your FB, blogs, twitter, and etc in hopes of more people hearing me out and supporting me. I do not want to serve time and I have not been this afraid ever in my life. I want to continue to live the life I am living here in LA. Please help me.
I am boarding my plane as we speak, and I won't be able to contact any of you.
My sister will be updating my statuses and giving you guys updates on how I am doing. If you wish to contact her, her number is 252-363-2487.
PS. I'm so sorry for not sharing this dark secret. It causes too much but knowing u guys made life worth living. I love you. And while I am away..please don't forget about me :(
"And if by chance that special place, that you've been dreaming of. Leads you to a lonely place, just find your strength in love."- Whitney Houston
Apparently Weho ain't the safe haven J.T. hoped for. We were very interested in hearing Capt. Fazer's side of this story however she was "out to to lunch". We waited for over an hour & half for her to return our call.
We have to wonder why the West Hollywood Sheriff would be so insensitive to such a delicate issue. West Hollywood should be a safe place for victims of hate & discrimination. The sheriff could have let him go like they do with most people who have warrants.
November 4, 2011
West Hollywood Sheriff Allegedly Arrests & Returns Gay Man After Escaping Torture in the US Army
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