Though many of my gay brothers and sisters might disagree, Tyler Clementi’s roommate Dharun Ravi didn’t deserve ten years in prison for what he did. The judge in the trial, Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman sentenced Ravi to thirty days in jail, a ten thousand dollar fine and three years’ probation. Judge Berman also didn’t recommend deportation for Ravi either.
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As a gay man, I’ve faced harassment many times in my life. I’ve also been beaten into a pulp because I happened to be stepping out of a gay bar with some friends one night. I know the kind of hate that exists toward gay people and it’s something that I hope we’ll overcome as a society over time. I do believe that a lot more people are enlightened than they were back in the 70s when I first came out of the closet and first started going to gay bars. Read more