Being unjustly accused of a sex crime would be devastating to anyone. An unfair criminal accusation against a gay, black man with HIV could be immensely upsetting, especially because the accused is dealing with a major medical condition. African Americans and gay men already face societal challenges, and the added stigma often applied to HIV-positive individuals can make life nearly unbearable at times.
Some states are decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana, which might make you think that smoking pot is no big deal. Here in Ohio, though, recreational pot smoking is still illegal. What might be legal in other places still carries serious consequences here.