Our expert says:
Gay, lesbian and bisexual expert
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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