In responding to a post of mine in an internet forum,
someone (pseudonym “BLACKSHYLD”) made the following assertion:
You make a Big assumption about homosexuals,
that they are unable to take no for an answer and move on.
Generally homosexuals do not pursue straight folks,
just as straight folk generally don't pursue homosexuals.

Well, in the first place I never made any universal assertion.
I agree that
homosexuals approaching heterosexuals for sex is not terribly common,
at least at the present.
But it would be a mistake to assume that that never happens.
The purpose of this section of this post is
to present some examples of such behavior by homosexuals.
I am posting this material here,
rather than just responding in the internet forum,
to hopefully obtain a more permanent record.

Again, I certainly do not presume to assert that
the behavior described here is commonplace,
just that it is a mistake to assert or imagine that such things never happen.

There was a further response to my 2010-03-05 posting:
someone [PBWESTON] argued that:
“There is no reason to believe that
an openly gay platoon or squad leader would do such a thing;
you can not reasonably make that inference, you just can't.”
But look at the argument presented by the NYT in an editorial,
where they worried about the plight of
“people whose sexuality is disclosed by
jilted romantic partners and others with some secret barracks agenda.”
The only “jilted romantic partner”
who would be motivated to punish the person who jilted him
would be a homosexual.
If homosexuals will pursue vendettas against
homosexuals who jilt them,
why on earth would anyone believe
they would not pursue vendettas against
heterosexuals who spurn their advances?

Anyone who pays moderate attention to Congress
cannot help but have noticed a number of scandals where
male congressmen have either
been involved with underage boys or
made unwelcome advances on staffers.
Examples include:
Gerry Studds
Dan Crane
Mark Foley
Eric Massa

Then there is the topic of prison rape,
which almost by definition means homosexual rape.

Then there is the unfortunate but mammoth amount of sexual abuse
uncovered in the Catholic church
most of which involved homosexual acts.


Ex-Inmate Alleges Pr. George's Jail Tryst
By Ruben Castaneda
Washington Post, 2009-05-13

[Emphasis is added.

By the way, is “tryst” the right word?
If the person in authority had been male,
making sexual advances on a female prisoner,
would the word have been “tryst”?
Or would it have been described as rape?
Do feminists have a clear double standard on sexual relationships?]

The head of security at the Prince George’s County jail
was suspended yesterday
while authorities investigate allegations that,
as a guard two decades ago,
she smuggled food and alcohol into the facility
for an inmate with whom she was having a sexual relationship.

Lt. Col. Kathleen M. Costello was placed on paid leave
after an attorney for the former inmate wrote to jail officials
describing the relationship and requesting an investigation.
After inmate Kristine L. Krick was released,
she and Costello were involved for many years until they split in 2005,
Krick said in recent interviews.

The claim that they were involved while Krick was an inmate,
which an attorney for Costello denied,
is the latest blow for a detention center
that has been roiled in the past 15 months.

Vernon Herron, the county’s director of public safety, said yesterday that
the police department will conduct an investigation into Krick’s allegations.
The Washington Post provided him with a copy of the letter,
which Krick said had been mailed to the jail’s acting director.

“These allegations, if proven true, are serious,” Herron said.
“We’ve terminated officers for having improper relationships with inmates
and providing them contraband.”

Costello did not respond to two phone messages left at her office this week.
Her attorney, Susan Silver, said
Krick has a history of alcohol abuse and is not reliable.
“The allegation that any relationship occurred while Krick was incarcerated
is untrue,” Silver said.

Silver acknowledged that
Krick and Costello were together for years as domestic partners.
They moved in together within two weeks of Krick’s release from the jail,
Krick said.

In a series of interviews, Krick, now 43, said Costello, now 52,
befriended her shortly after she was jailed Jan. 9, 1988,
on charges of robbing and assaulting a man in Langley Park.

At the time, Krick was 21.
She said she was afraid of being attacked by other inmates in the jail.
She said
Costello began visiting her cell to talk
and then began bringing her food from outside the jail
and putting money in her commissary account,
which inmates use to purchase food in jail.

After about two months, Krick said, the relationship became sexual.
One night, Krick said,

Costello took her from her cell on an upper tier
to a cell on a lower tier,
in an area that was unoccupied by other inmates.

Costello brought takeout food and alcohol in a thermos, Krick said.
“I was buzzed up pretty good,” she said.
“She started groping me, then started kissing on me.
I guess I just went with it.
We had sex.”

[Unreported is
whether this was the first lesbian relation for Krick.]

In August 1988, Krick was released on $5,000 bond
and returned to the Beltsville home of her mother and stepfather.
“It was clear from the moment [Krick] was released they were together,”
said her mother, Onda Krick-Selmer.

Costello visited Krick at the home that day,
according to Krick, her mother and her stepfather, Mike Selmer.
Costello and Krick moved in together within two weeks, all three said.

In September 1988,
Krick was convicted of assault and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
In January 1989,
Circuit Court Judge William D. Missouri sentenced her to five years in prison.
She served 18 months.

Krick and Costello stayed together for more than 17 years
until they broke up in March 2005, Krick said.
Krick, a painting contractor,
said she and Costello purchased two homes together,
one in Florida and one in Howard County.

Last month, Costello filed a civil action against Krick
regarding the Howard County home.
Krick said Costello is seeking the sale of the home, where Krick lives,
and wants some of the proceeds.

Krick acknowledged she has had a problem with alcohol much of her life.
In recent months, she has been cited twice for driving under the influence.

Krick said that she struggled for years
with the question of reporting Costello’s alleged misconduct
and that she only now has found the strength to come forward.
Also, she said she believes the civil filings are a form of harassment,
and she wants Costello to leave her alone.

Herron said
county police will conduct the investigation into Krick’s allegations
because of a conflict involving Verjeana McCotter,
the top official in the jail’s internal affairs unit.
McCotter, a lawyer,
has in the past represented Costello and Krick individually.

Pr. George's jail guard accused of sex with inmate retires
By Ruben Castaneda
Washington Post, 2010-01-08

The former chief of security at the Prince George’s County jail, who was suspended in the spring while authorities investigated allegations that she initiated a sexual relationship with an inmate two decades ago when she was a guard, has quietly retired.

Kathleen M. Costello’s retirement took effect Jan. 1, said Mary Lou McDonough, director of the county Department of Corrections. Costello retires with her benefits intact, officials said.

Costello, 53, held the rank of lieutenant colonel when she was suspended with pay in May amid allegations that she smuggled food and alcohol into the Upper Marlboro jail for an inmate with whom she was having a sexual relationship.

The allegations were leveled by Kristine L. Krick, a former inmate and ex-girlfriend of Costello’s.

At the direction of Vernon Herron, the county’s director of public safety, county police detectives initiated an investigation into Krick’s allegations.

Herron said Thursday that the investigation was completed in recent weeks, but he and McDonough declined to reveal the findings. Herron said Costello cooperated with the probe.

A cellphone number that once belonged to Costello was not accepting calls Thursday. Costello’s attorney was out of the country, another lawyer in the firm said. Costello’s attorney did not respond to a message.

Costello had previously denied Krick’s allegations.

Krick, now 43, said Costello befriended her shortly after she was jailed Jan. 9, 1988, on charges of robbing and assaulting a man in Langley Park. At the time, Krick was 21 and afraid of being attacked by other inmates, she said.

Krick said Costello visited her cell to talk, then began bringing her food from outside the jail and, eventually, alcohol in a Thermos. Costello seduced her when she was “buzzed up pretty good,” Krick said.

Two weeks after she was released in August 1988, she and Costello moved in together, Krick said.

She said she and Costello stayed together more than 17 years, until they broke up in March 2005, Krick said.

In April, Krick said, Costello filed a civil action against her over a Howard County home they had bought together. Krick said Costello wanted her to sell the home and was seeking some of the proceeds of a sale. Krick said she considered the filing a form of harassment and came forward in part because she wanted Costello to leave her alone.

Going for the Vatican Jugular (one page PDF file)
by Bill Donohue
www.catholicleague.org, 2010-03-30

[This critique of the Times’s coverage
of the scandals they label as “pedophilia scandals”
contains the following (sure to be controversial) paragraph:]

The Times continues to editorialize about the “pedophilia crisis,”
when all along it’s been a homosexual crisis.
Eighty percent of the victims of priestly sexual abuse are male
and most of them are post-pubescent.
While homosexuality does not cause predatory behavior,
and most gay priests are not molesters,
most of the molesters have been gay.