I'm just amazed at how many gay celebrities acknowledge that they were sexually abused as children, but insist that it didn't affect their adult sexual orientation. From June 18, 2001 People:
According to The Truth Is..., between the ages of roughly 7 and 10, Etheridge—daughter of John Etheridge, a high school teacher and basketball coach who died in 1991, and Elizabeth, a retired computer consultant—was sexually abused by her older sister Jennifer, now a home-maker in Arkansas. Etheridge, unwilling to be more specific about the abuse, says she is sure it affected her sexual orientation and left her unable to form a stable relationship from adolescence on, when she first realized she was a lesbian. "I don't think it's what made me gay," she says, "but it definitely shaped it."No, of course not! Having someone sexually abuse her at a young age couldn't possibly have confused her sexual orientation! How silly to think otherwise!