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#393429 - 04/14/12 10:06 AM "I知 a gay man from Idaho, and I was raped"
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Registered: 02/17/08
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#393433 - 04/14/12 10:35 AM Re: "I知 a gay man from Idaho, and I was raped" [Re: prisonerID]
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Thank you for surviving and for putting the words together to share your terrible story and for sharing your pain with us.
I say sorry!!! I have no words. I am just so sorry.

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#393458 - 04/14/12 05:58 PM Re: "I知 a gay man from Idaho, and I was raped" [Re: Older1]
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I wish I had your courage to share the story of my own "coming out" experience when I was 21. There were a lot of similarities (although mine was a single rapist, and the physical trauma I suffered was not nearly as serious - I was extremely lucky). The rape of gay males - especially when the lifestyle is already so closeted and discrete - carries significant complications that confuse the victim and keep him locked in a self-loathing silence. My heart goes out to you.
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#393461 - 04/14/12 06:44 PM Re: "I知 a gay man from Idaho, and I was raped" [Re: prisonerID]
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I agree with both of you that the man in the article is a very brave soul. I had not seen his story until today and thought it worth sharing here.

There are, for any survivor, many factors that need to be considered. A man being gay is one of those factors. I would like to see that explored more in this forum.


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