Rape: unlawful sexual activity and usually sexual intercourse carried out forcibly or under threat of injury against the will usually of a female or with a person who is beneath a certain age or incapable of valid consent.
A few years ago Jayce Baron was raped. Recently, he penned a powerful article chronicling the assault. It touched hearts and sparked much needed dialogue. One result was him being invited to speak at the Califiornia State Capital in support of a bill that would remove the statute of limitations on when rape charges can be filed. Another was a barrage of emails he received from persons who had experienced the same thing.
Unfortunately, rape can happen to anyone at anytime. Statistically, 1 out of 10 rape victims are male. There are probably more but, due to fear of stigma and backlash, many go unreported. Join us tonight for a sensitive and powerful exchange designed to heighten awareness.
Click here to read Jayce’s article: http://www.hivequal.org/hiv-equal-online/i-m-a-black-man-and-i-was-raped