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Gym Accident Turns Man Gay

[quote]on edge wrote:

[quote]ukrainian wrote:
I think it’d be weirder if the story was the exact opposite: a gay hairdresser suffers a brain injury, and after he wakes up, he gains 8 stones, breaks up with his 19 year old boyfriend, becomes engaged, and begins playing rugby. [/quote]

I’m pretty sure this can’t happen. Brain damage can destroy the circuitry in the brain that gives us inhibitions. In such a case a gay guy who pretends to be straight can lose the inhibitions that cause him to live the straight lifestyle and then he embraces his true nature. Brain damage can’t cause inhibitions that would suddenly cause someone to care what people think and so they start acting straight.[/quote]

Where does this knowledge come from? Serious question. I was under the impression that we don’t fully understand the total ramifications of all types of brain damage.

[quote]therajraj wrote:
Oldish story but just saw it:

Burly rugby player has a stroke after freak gym accidentâ?¦ wakes up gay and becomes a hairdresser
Chris Birch loses eight stone and transforms himself from skinhead to ‘preened man’
Gives up job in bank and retrains as a hairdresser

When 19-stone rugby player Chris Birch suffered a stroke during a freak training accident, his family feared it would be a life-changing injury.
Yet while his recovery certainly brought about a transformation, it seems to have been in a way no one could have expected.
For when he regained consciousness, the 26-year-old â?? who was engaged to his girlfriend â?? claimed he had become gay.

Mr Birchâ??s astonishing change saw him break up with his fianc�©e, ditch his job in a bank to retrain as a hairdresser and lose eight stone in weight.
He has now moved in with his 19-year-old boyfriend.

That’s one way to dump the bitch.

[quote]goldfingers25 wrote:

[quote]ukrainian wrote:
I think it’d be weirder if the story was the exact opposite: a gay hairdresser suffers a brain injury, and after he wakes up, he gains 8 stones, breaks up with his 19 year old boyfriend, becomes engaged, and begins playing rugby. [/quote]

Unfortunately in this day and age I doubt that would ever happen, but that would be a pretty neat story lol. [/quote]

Even if it did happen, it wouldn’t end up anywhere near a news story.

STuff like what you guys are talking about isn’t “sexy” enough to sell, so it woudln’t get reported.

[quote]countingbeans wrote:

[quote]goldfingers25 wrote:

[quote]ukrainian wrote:
I think it’d be weirder if the story was the exact opposite: a gay hairdresser suffers a brain injury, and after he wakes up, he gains 8 stones, breaks up with his 19 year old boyfriend, becomes engaged, and begins playing rugby. [/quote]

Unfortunately in this day and age I doubt that would ever happen, but that would be a pretty neat story lol. [/quote]

Even if it did happen, it wouldn’t end up anywhere near a news story.

STuff like what you guys are talking about isn’t “sexy” enough to sell, so it woudln’t get reported. [/quote]
The religious right would be all over that.

“See?!? It was God’s power to change you from the abomination you chose to be…blah blah…etc, etc.”

[quote]imhungry wrote:

[quote]countingbeans wrote:

[quote]goldfingers25 wrote:

[quote]ukrainian wrote:
I think it’d be weirder if the story was the exact opposite: a gay hairdresser suffers a brain injury, and after he wakes up, he gains 8 stones, breaks up with his 19 year old boyfriend, becomes engaged, and begins playing rugby. [/quote]

Unfortunately in this day and age I doubt that would ever happen, but that would be a pretty neat story lol. [/quote]

Even if it did happen, it wouldn’t end up anywhere near a news story.

STuff like what you guys are talking about isn’t “sexy” enough to sell, so it woudln’t get reported. [/quote]
The religious right would be all over that.

“See?!? It was God’s power to change you from the abomination you chose to be…blah blah…etc, etc.”[/quote]

And the left would be all over it saying he had become a hateful human who abandoned his rightful life as a sodomite.

[quote]imhungry wrote:

[quote]countingbeans wrote:

[quote]goldfingers25 wrote:

[quote]ukrainian wrote:
I think it’d be weirder if the story was the exact opposite: a gay hairdresser suffers a brain injury, and after he wakes up, he gains 8 stones, breaks up with his 19 year old boyfriend, becomes engaged, and begins playing rugby. [/quote]

Unfortunately in this day and age I doubt that would ever happen, but that would be a pretty neat story lol. [/quote]

Even if it did happen, it wouldn’t end up anywhere near a news story.

STuff like what you guys are talking about isn’t “sexy” enough to sell, so it woudln’t get reported. [/quote]
The religious right would be all over that.

“See?!? It was God’s power to change you from the abomination you chose to be…blah blah…etc, etc.”[/quote]

Fair amount of the religious left as well.

[quote]countingbeans wrote:

[quote]imhungry wrote:

[quote]countingbeans wrote:

[quote]goldfingers25 wrote:

[quote]ukrainian wrote:
I think it’d be weirder if the story was the exact opposite: a gay hairdresser suffers a brain injury, and after he wakes up, he gains 8 stones, breaks up with his 19 year old boyfriend, becomes engaged, and begins playing rugby. [/quote]

Unfortunately in this day and age I doubt that would ever happen, but that would be a pretty neat story lol. [/quote]

Even if it did happen, it wouldn’t end up anywhere near a news story.

STuff like what you guys are talking about isn’t “sexy” enough to sell, so it woudln’t get reported. [/quote]
The religious right would be all over that.

“See?!? It was God’s power to change you from the abomination you chose to be…blah blah…etc, etc.”[/quote]

Fair amount of the religious left as well. [/quote]
Absolutely.

Nit-picking bastard…

This takes the Frank Yang’s squatting above a BBC to the next level.