Interestingly enough, when most people talk about rape, they assume the victim is a female and the assailant a male. However, according to the U.S. Justice Department one in 33 men in the United States has been a victim of a rape or attempted rape, compared with one in six women. Some of those male rape survivors are gay. Unfortunately, due to stigmas associated with male rape victims and the issue of sexuality, many gay rapes go unreported.
This breakdown of gay rape lists the myths associated with gay rape victims, the definition of rape, a guide to determine if you've been a victim and a step-by-step on how to get help.
Can men really be raped?
"I have heard of male rape in England but I cannot believe it actually happens. English papers that I have read say it's almost an epidemic but I still find it hard to believe any adult man could be raped, it just doesn't happen and if it happens, it doesn't happen here in Canada..." (read more)Of course they can...
"Why can't a male with a gun or knife rape another man? Or a large athletic type rapes a smaller man? I know it happens in jail. I suspect it happens with gay men more than is reported. Probably in the date rape context with alcohol and drugs involved the way it happens with women. But these appear to be straight men with no connection..." (read more)Gay Abuse and Violence:
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