We hear about — though sometimes not often enough — the sexual assault of lesbian women in African counties, as a way to “rape the gay” out of them. Because parents and families cannot possibly accept a queer child, certainly the only way to cure them is by forced penetration. It’s an idea that one Australian father also had for his gay son. But rather than rape the boy himself, he allegedly forced his son to have sex with a female prostitute. Ugh.
Yes, this counts as rape, too. The Bulletin:
A ROCKHAMPTON dad is accused of forcing his son to have sex with a prostitute because he feared the 14-year-old was gay.
During a family barbecue around Christmas time in 2007, the dad allegedly phoned a prostitute and arranged to meet her at a motel on Yaamba Road, North Rockhampton.
The father drove his son to the motel and paid the prostitute in $50 notes.
The prostitute took the boy into a motel room while the father waited on a balcony.
The dad walked in and out of the room to check on his son and told him he wanted to see a used condom as proof that they’d had sex. After the boy and the prostitute had finished the dad took his son home.
A magistrate yesterday found there was enough evidence against the father for him to stand trial for the rape of his son.