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17th May '17 12:04:55 AM PaulA
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* Averted in ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'' where Richard assumes one of the Mord-Sith became a lesbian after the "rape" section of her TrainingFromHell, to be informed that no, she was before this ordeal. One of the vanishingly rare instances of [[MartyStu Richard]] actually being wrong about something (note it happened in the first third of the series), as well as him wanting to keep her as a friend even though he wasn't sure about the morality of it. Of course, if TerryGoodkind believed this trope there wouldn't be [[AuthorAppeal any straight women left in his novels]].

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* Averted in ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'' where Richard assumes one of the Mord-Sith became a lesbian after the "rape" section of her TrainingFromHell, to be informed that no, she was before this ordeal. One of the vanishingly rare instances of [[MartyStu Richard]] actually being wrong about something (note it happened in the first third of the series), as well as him wanting to keep her as a friend even though he wasn't sure about the morality of it. Of course, if TerryGoodkind Creator/TerryGoodkind believed this trope there wouldn't be [[AuthorAppeal any straight women left in his novels]].
15th May '17 8:19:36 PM nombretomado
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* Tara from ''TrueBlood'' is dating a woman as of the fourth season. While it's explicitly stated that she's bi, there are still UnfortunateImplications that she only gave women a try because she was raped by a male vampire in season 3.

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\n* Tara from ''TrueBlood'' ''Series/TrueBlood'' is dating a woman as of the fourth season. While it's explicitly stated that she's bi, there are still UnfortunateImplications that she only gave women a try because she was raped by a male vampire in season 3.
10th May '17 5:27:32 AM WillBGood
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* Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' series. [=McCaffrey=] herself once said in [[http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/187049.html an interview]] that being anally penetrated will cause a man to become gay and mentioned that she once a knew a guy who [[SuddenlySexuality became gay]] after being raped with a tent-peg. The tent-peg story has undergone much MemeticMutation, especially in {{fanfic}} criticism circles where a tent-peg will often be blamed if a character in a fic inexplicably switches orientation. Make comparisons to trying to fit [[IncrediblyLamePun round pegs into square holes]] at your own discretion.

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* Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' series. [=McCaffrey=] herself once said in [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20140215152959/http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/187049.html an interview]] that being anally penetrated will cause a man to become gay and mentioned that she once a knew a guy who [[SuddenlySexuality became gay]] after being raped with a tent-peg. The tent-peg story has undergone much MemeticMutation, especially in {{fanfic}} criticism circles where a tent-peg will often be blamed if a character in a fic inexplicably switches orientation. Make comparisons to trying to fit [[IncrediblyLamePun round pegs into square holes]] at your own discretion.
8th May '17 1:21:02 PM Golondrina
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Finally, there's the [[TruthInTelevision real life]] hate crime of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrective_rape corrective rape]], where the victim is raped in order to force conformity for the social norms of the place and time; commonly but not exclusively targeted at homosexuals in order to [[CureYourGays turn them heterosexual]]. Some men who were raped/molested as boys, thinking they did something to attract the rapist, report coming to the conclusion that they must be gay and behaving accordingly in adult life.

It is NotASubversion when a rape survivor does not become gay, nor is it automatically played straight if it's revealed that a gay person was sexually assaulted/abused in the past. Perhaps for this reason, this trope is passing into DiscreditedTrope territory, as there is no single cause of homosexuality, forced or not, and abuse survivors are as likely to be any sexual orientation as anyone else.



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Finally, there's the [[TruthInTelevision real life]] hate crime of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrective_rape corrective rape]], where the victim is raped in order to force conformity for the social norms of the place and time; commonly but not exclusively targeted at homosexuals gay people in order to [[CureYourGays turn them heterosexual]]. Some men who were raped/molested as boys, thinking they did something to attract the rapist, report coming to the conclusion that they must be gay and behaving accordingly in adult life.

It is NotASubversion when a rape survivor does not become gay, nor is it automatically played straight if it's revealed that a gay person was sexually assaulted/abused in the past. Perhaps for this reason, this trope is passing into DiscreditedTrope territory, as there is no single cause of homosexuality, being gay, forced or not, and abuse survivors are as likely to be any sexual orientation as anyone else.





* Suzu from the ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'' manga. He was "adopted" by a rich old man and raped. [[UnfortunateImplications This apparently caused him to become homosexual]] (as well as AxCrazy). It's pretty obvious when he wears nail polish, effeminate clothes, lipstick, flirts with men, and acts like a StalkerWithACrush with Tetsunosuke.

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* Suzu from the ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'' manga. He was "adopted" by a rich old man and raped. [[UnfortunateImplications This apparently caused him to become homosexual]] gay]] (as well as AxCrazy). It's pretty obvious when he wears nail polish, effeminate clothes, lipstick, flirts with men, and acts like a StalkerWithACrush with Tetsunosuke.



* In the Creator/PaulVerhoeven film, ''Spetters'', a character preys on gay men, leading them on before beating them up and robbing them. The tables are turned when he is gang raped, accepts his homosexuality and begins a relationship with one of his rapists. Steven Spielberg recommended Verhoeven for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. Then he saw this. The rest is history.

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* In the Creator/PaulVerhoeven film, ''Spetters'', a character preys on gay men, leading them on before beating them up and robbing them. The tables are turned when he is gang raped, accepts his homosexuality himself as gay and begins a relationship with one of his rapists. Steven Spielberg recommended Verhoeven for ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. Then he saw this. The rest is history.



* Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' series. [=McCaffrey=] herself once said in [[http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/187049.html an interview]] that being anally penetrated will cause a man to become homosexual and mentioned that she once a knew a guy who [[SuddenlySexuality became gay]] after being raped with a tent-peg. The tent-peg story has undergone much MemeticMutation, especially in {{fanfic}} criticism circles where a tent-peg will often be blamed if a character in a fic inexplicably switches orientation. Make comparisons to trying to fit [[IncrediblyLamePun round pegs into square holes]] at your own discretion.

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* Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' series. [=McCaffrey=] herself once said in [[http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/187049.html an interview]] that being anally penetrated will cause a man to become homosexual gay and mentioned that she once a knew a guy who [[SuddenlySexuality became gay]] after being raped with a tent-peg. The tent-peg story has undergone much MemeticMutation, especially in {{fanfic}} criticism circles where a tent-peg will often be blamed if a character in a fic inexplicably switches orientation. Make comparisons to trying to fit [[IncrediblyLamePun round pegs into square holes]] at your own discretion.



** Should also be noted that Vause likely doesn't believe what she's saying, she's simply using Pennsatucky's deluded notions about homosexuality.

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** Should also be noted that Vause likely doesn't believe what she's saying, she's simply using Pennsatucky's deluded notions about homosexuality.gay people.
13th Feb '17 6:59:40 AM CaptEquinox
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Finally, there's the [[TruthInTelevision real life]] hate crime of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrective_rape corrective rape]], where the victim is raped in order to force conformity for the social norms of the place and time; commonly but not exclusively targeted at homosexuals in order to [[CureYourGays turn them heterosexual]].

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Finally, there's the [[TruthInTelevision real life]] hate crime of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrective_rape corrective rape]], where the victim is raped in order to force conformity for the social norms of the place and time; commonly but not exclusively targeted at homosexuals in order to [[CureYourGays turn them heterosexual]].
heterosexual]]. Some men who were raped/molested as boys, thinking they did something to attract the rapist, report coming to the conclusion that they must be gay and behaving accordingly in adult life.


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12th Feb '17 1:36:15 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Legato Bluesummers from the ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' manga is shown to have been raped (possibly numerous times) by the town mayor, or someone like a mayor. After he gets rescued by Knives he is later seen being only attracted to and in love with men (namely Knives and possibly [[FoeYay Vash]].)[[note]]Though [[TwinThreesomeFantasy that could be considered]] SingleTargetSexuality.[[/note]]

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* Legato Bluesummers from the ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' manga is shown to have been raped (possibly numerous times) by the town mayor, or someone like a mayor. After he gets rescued by Knives he is later seen being only attracted to and in love with men (namely Knives and possibly [[FoeYay Vash]].)[[note]]Though Vash]]).[[note]]Though [[TwinThreesomeFantasy that could be considered]] SingleTargetSexuality.[[/note]]



* ''Theatre/TheVaginaMonologues'' has rather controversial piece where a character is raped by men multiple times as a child...but becomes a lesbian because she is "healed" when seduced (while underage, making it statutory rape) by another woman. This piece is censored to remove lines like her declaring the experience to be "[[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization good rape]]" and raising her age from 13 to 16, mostly because in the view of the monologues, this experience is a ''[[WarpedAesop good thing]]''. Some performances cut this monologue entirely because for many people, it makes the rest of the play almost unwatchable.

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* ''Theatre/TheVaginaMonologues'' has rather controversial piece where a character is raped by men multiple times as a child... but becomes a lesbian because she is "healed" when seduced (while underage, making it statutory rape) by another woman. This piece is censored to remove lines like her declaring the experience to be "[[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization good rape]]" and raising her age from 13 to 16, mostly because in the view of the monologues, this experience is a ''[[WarpedAesop good thing]]''. Some performances cut this monologue entirely because for many people, it makes the rest of the play almost unwatchable.
26th Jan '17 11:08:14 AM erforce
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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''ButImACheerleader'' when Jan says that she's actually straight and that she was just sent to the camp because she's butch, but the counselors told her that she ''has'' to be lesbian because she was molested as a child.

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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''ButImACheerleader'' ''Film/ButImACheerleader'' when Jan says that she's actually straight and that she was just sent to the camp because she's butch, but the counselors told her that she ''has'' to be lesbian because she was molested as a child.
8th Jan '17 5:01:45 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The victims of [[spoiler:Woody Goodman]] on ''Series/VeronicaMars''. Of the 4 we know about, one was definitely gay, another was sexually "on the fence" (as another character put it), and one... well... it's subject to AlternateCharacterInterpretation, but there's definitely subtext. The fourth victim we know about (or was strongly implied) doesn't have his sexuality brought into the whole thing, but he was less important than the first 3.
* Beecher from ''Series/{{OZ}}'' becomes bisexual after being raped in prison.
* Implied by Mike Tyson in a press conference, where he responded to a (male) heckler in the crowd with "I'll fuck you 'til you love me, faggot!"
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* Happens in Creator/ChuckPalahniuk's novel ''Literature/{{Pygmy}}''. This may be some kind of commentary on this phenomenon in fiction since Chuck Palahniuk himself is gay and has written several gay characters before.

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* Happens in In Creator/ChuckPalahniuk's novel ''Literature/{{Pygmy}}''. ''Literature/{{Pygmy}}'', the titular VillainProtagonist (a TeenSuperspy sent by a PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny to destroy America) brutally sodomizes a [[TheBully bully]] named Trevor in a bathroom stall as revenge for harassing him, causing him (referred to as "Trevor bitch anus" from there on out) to grow sexually attracted to Pygmy. This may be some kind of commentary on this phenomenon in fiction fiction, since Chuck Palahniuk himself is gay and has written several gay characters before.


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* The victims of [[spoiler:Woody Goodman]] on ''Series/VeronicaMars''. Of the 4 we know about, one was definitely gay, another was sexually "on the fence" (as another character put it), and one... well... it's subject to AlternateCharacterInterpretation, but there's definitely subtext. The fourth victim we know about (or was strongly implied) doesn't have his sexuality brought into the whole thing, but he was less important than the first 3.
* Beecher from ''Series/{{OZ}}'' becomes bisexual after being raped in prison.
* Implied by Mike Tyson in a press conference, where he responded to a (male) heckler in the crowd with "I'll fuck you 'til you love me, faggot!"
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17th Dec '16 3:07:07 PM supergod
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* The now-infamous ''Hamlet's Father'' by ''Creator/OrsonScottCard'' has as part of its backstory Hamlet's father raping pretty much the entire male cast (except maybe Claudius and Polonious), turning the lot of them gay. This is why Hamlet's insane. Also, [[spoiler:Horatio killed Hamlet's dad as revenge for the aforementioned orientation-destroy sodomy]]. And now you know where all the scorn came from.

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* The now-infamous ''Hamlet's Father'' by ''Creator/OrsonScottCard'' has as part of its backstory Hamlet's father raping pretty much the entire male cast (except maybe Claudius and Polonious), turning the lot of them gay. This is why Hamlet's insane. Also, [[spoiler:Horatio killed Hamlet's dad as revenge for the aforementioned orientation-destroy sodomy]]. And now you know where all the scorn came from.orientation-destroying sodomy]].
17th Dec '16 1:33:49 PM kenyastarflight
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* The now-infamous ''Hamlet's Father'' by ''Creator/OrsonScottCard'' has as part of its backstory Hamlet's father raping pretty much the entire male cast (except maybe Polonious), turning the lot of them gay. This is why Hamlet's insane. Also, [[spoiler:Laertes killed Hamlet's dad as revenge for the aforementioned orientation-destroy sodomy]]. And now you know where all the scorn came from.

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* The now-infamous ''Hamlet's Father'' by ''Creator/OrsonScottCard'' has as part of its backstory Hamlet's father raping pretty much the entire male cast (except maybe Claudius and Polonious), turning the lot of them gay. This is why Hamlet's insane. Also, [[spoiler:Laertes [[spoiler:Horatio killed Hamlet's dad as revenge for the aforementioned orientation-destroy sodomy]]. And now you know where all the scorn came from.
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