Please sign the petition against curing lesbianism with rape

PLEASE sign the petition against “curing lesbianism” with rape. Declare it a hate crime!!

Yes, this actually happens. It sickens and saddens me.

It happened to me as well–my abusive family did not want me to be lesbian. Of course they tried to rape it out of me with men, while telling me they’d make me like it. (Father, uncles, and men who they rented me to.) My parents were part of an intergenerational cult, and rape was an everyday (and nightly) occurrence, always mixed with threats, twisted control, etc–but when they discovered I was lesbian, they made it pointed. It is hard enough to be queer in a world where there is hatred, prejudice against it. To be raped to “change” one’s sexuality can feel unbearable.

But it is happening now–in South Africa, and likely here, too, just not as openly.

Please sign the petition and help take a stand against this atrocity.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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3 Responses to Please sign the petition against curing lesbianism with rape

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  2. The Ms. S says:

    They say a life well lived is the best revenge. Kudos to you for nourishing your spirit and finding ways to heal. *hugs*

  3. Thank you, Ms S–you’re always so lovely! (hugging you) I really appreciate what you said. And also–I really appreciate that you’ve followed my blog, and left comments, over time. Thank you!

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