The Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) was a highly manipulative child rape lobby. From the early 1970s onward, their tentacles and influence reached prominent individuals throughout the UK, to the point that they received UK government funding and endorsement. Part of PIE's strategy involved affiliating with legitimate rights organisations as a cover. They piggybacked on protests against the UK's unequal age of consent for homosexuals to pursue a campaign for NO age of consent (legalized rape of babies). Their infiltration tactics caused decades of stigma to attach to homosexuals and made the fight for acceptance of gay marriage and adoption much harder than it would otherwise have been. PIE's main objective was to legalize child rape and declare it a sexual orientation and a protected status.