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truthpusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:00 PM
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BASS' BOYFRIEND REVEALS GAY MILITARY NIGHTMARE
http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/bass%20boy...

BASS' BOYFRIEND REVEALS GAY MILITARY NIGHTMARE

Pop star LANCE BASS' partner, model REICHEN LEHMKUHL, has taken aim at the US military after revealing he was sexually assaulted by straight soldiers after he 'came out'. The hunky reality TV star is using his celebrity to highlight gay issues in the military, and admits he was targeted personally when he announced he was a homosexual while in the Air Force. The 32-year-old admits he tried to hide his sexuality under the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy, but when he came out his life was made miserable by his peers. And there was one night in particular Lehmkuhl will never forget. He recalls, "A bag was put over my head. I was stripped of my clothes. I was forced to do things sexually with two other male cadets. "That's when you start having suicidal thoughts... and you start saying, 'Oh my God, I am so stuck in this situation. I can't go to anyone.'" Lehmkuhl, who became a captain in the Air Force, talks about his experiences as a gay man in the military in his new book, HERE'S WHAT WE'LL SAY: GROWING UP, COMING OUT + THE US AIR FORCE ACADEMY.

link: http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/bass%20boy...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:03 PM
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1. Isn't this called "rape"?
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:09 PM
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2. Yes. Gang rape.


This poor guy! I hope he is getting some therapy. And can he still file charges.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:11 PM
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4. I think....
...that this is covered as "unfortunate but necessary and legal" under our news military torture laws. Retroactively too.
:puke:
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:37 PM
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10. Or maybe the pugs consider this
a fraternity prank
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:10 PM
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3. OH, MY GOD!!! HIS NEW BOOK???
poor guy
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:14 PM
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5. You know you're a politicial junkie..
...when the first thing you think on seeing the thread title is "Charlie Bass (R-NH01) is out and gay?
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:18 PM
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6. Ironically, that is the most evangelical part of Colorado/America...
there is this fundie nutcase preacher who lives in Colorado Springs, and his people rag on anyone who isn't evangelical at the air force academy (which is located there, if you didn't know.) So these fellas were probably "straight" evangelicals who messed with this poor fella.

Why if you are straight, would you want to have sex with a man? It just doesn't make sense, I bet those other two are really bi or gay.
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:22 PM
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8. Because rape is not about sex--it's about power.
Women's rights advocates have been pointing this out for decades, and rape of a gay man by straight soldiers is a great support for the idea that rape is all about power.

I'll bet this happens more often than we know. Rape of females in the military does.
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gumby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:22 PM
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7. Isn't the Air Force Academy in Colorado
where they convert the cadets to radical, right-wing fundamentalism? Rape and Religion. USA. USA. USA.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:28 PM
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9. Isn't that kind of weird?
You hate gays, so you go and have gay sex with one to show it? What the fuck is up with that? I could understand beating the shit out of him or something but to rape the guy? Doesn't that make you gay too? I don't want to say this guy is lying because it could very well be true but the story doesn't really make sense to me.
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:39 PM
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11. Rape is about power, not sexuality or sexual pleasure
Male on male rape is used to humiliate the victim and demonstrate power over him.

A man doesn't have to be attracted to his victim to rape. He just has to have a sick need to dominate and humiliate.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:57 PM
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12. It's a fairly common form of "gay bashing."
Rape isn't about sex, it's about power.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:40 AM
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13. homophobes are soooo often self-denying homosexuals, it's no
surprise
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