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25 Jul 2005

Rape
Does the fact that I was raped by a man make me gay. How I got raped was ; Someone bought me a drink and I cant remember anything afterwards. The next morning I just felt pain in my anus and fluid coming out of it and hickies all over my neck. But I cant remember what happened . Does that count as my first gay encounter .
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Link,

The fact that you were raped does not make you gay. Not at all. I'm sorry to hear that you were raped and hope you were counselled around this? If not, you're welcome to call the Gay & Lesbian Helpline on (021) 4 222 500 any day between 1pm and 9 pm, or the Counselling & Information Line on (012) 344 5108, Mondays to Thursdays between 09h00 and 16h30, and Fridays till 14h30. You will also need to undergo an HIV test.

Being gay is about being emotionally, physically and sexually attracted to people of the same sex and not to people of the opposite sex.
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