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Chris said: 'It sounds strange but when I came round I immediately felt different.

'I wasn't interested in women any more. I was definitely gay.

'I had never been attracted to a man before - I'd never even had any gay friends. But I didn't care about who I was before, I had to be true to my feelings.'

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  •  Tip Jar (0+ / 0-)

    "Look, my administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks," - Obama cutting off the bankers re their rationalization of bonuses.

    by dov12348 on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 10:27:18 AM PST

  •  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eBT6OSr1TI (1+ / 0-)
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    dov12348

    Standing up for men and their interests does not constitute misogyny. www.youtube.com/manwomanmyth

    by SetaSan on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 10:33:13 AM PST

  •  I would be really careful (9+ / 0-)

    taking the Daily Mail at it's word. "Gay" and "athletic" is not exclusive as this suggests:

    But after the stroke he found he was no longer interested in sport and had little in common with his old friends.
    He quit his job to become a hairdresser and started dating a man he met at a club night.
    Um...

    Most gay people continue  to enjoy the same activities after they make peace with their sexuality as before, when they may have been trying to pass. Which might explain why gay sports teams, like baseball, rugby, hockey and soccer, are still so popular in urban centers.

    0: Number of Wall Street bankers arrested over economy crash of 2008. 3350: Number of Americans arrested protesting their fraudulent practices as of 11/06/2011

    by Scott Wooledge on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 10:34:54 AM PST

    •  Oh absolutely. (0+ / 0-)

      The daily mail is very vulnerable itself here for its strange ideas.

      "Look, my administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks," - Obama cutting off the bankers re their rationalization of bonuses.

      by dov12348 on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 10:37:36 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  Fix your fomatting (0+ / 0-)
      0: Number of Wall Street bankers arrested over economy crash of 2008. 3350: Number of Americans arrested protesting their fraudulent practices as of 11/06/2011

      Not correctly rendered for me

      Almost nothing has a name.

      by johanus on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 10:39:46 AM PST

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    •  this is obviously a joke (2+ / 0-)
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      dov12348, mungley

      I don't know where to begin about sports... except I know lots of lgbt folks are big sport fans and participants.  As for hairdressing...or any of the so called "gay professions" --- they are there more due to gender issues than sexual orientation.  And most people think being sissy for men and butch for women is a sign of being gay... need more research but there is some truth from casual observation.
      But lots of diversity when it comes to various elements here...

      Pass new laws to end media monopolization now.

      by john from vermont on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 10:42:13 AM PST

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    •  Oh Clark... (2+ / 0-)
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      marsanges, dov12348

      That's because those sports are gay, especially soccer.  Can we say "Euro-trash"-gay?  Sure, the color schemes are whimsical but are extremely tacky...

      "Math is a theory, so it's not taught in the Bible."

      by lcj98 on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 10:45:27 AM PST

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  •  Sounds to me much more like an opportunity (2+ / 0-)
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    dov12348, suspiciousmind

    taken.  Not to be unsympathetic towards severe injuries, of course, but what better chance, recovering from such injuries, to shed the repressions of stereotype?

    I'm one of those lucky homos in a bi-national relationship - at the age of 49, all I had to do was give up my career, leave behind my dying father, my aging, diabetic mother, my family & friends and move to the Netherlands. Easy peasey!

    by aggieric on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 10:50:40 AM PST

  •  Either sexuality is fluid.... (2+ / 0-)
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    dov12348, Jonathan Hoag

    or it's not.

    Kind of hard to include bisexual people into a conception of sexuality as perfectly static for all people at all times.

    Just cuz it's fluid doesn't mean it's chosen.

    Allowing for environmental factors in regard to some people doesn't negate prenatal factors in other people.

    These are not mutually exclusive concepts.

    •  Should say potentially fluid in some people.... (1+ / 0-)
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      Ashaman

      But we either allow the notion of fluidity in or not.

      And by the way, this isn't the first person who has experienced change in sexual attraction due to strokes and other profound brain changes.

      No matter the underlying biological factors of sexuality, if it doesn't affect the brain, then it would have no impact.

      If prenatal hormones (or what have you) affects sexual orientation, it does so by affecting the brain.

      It would make sense that other things affecting the brain (stroke, etc), would also, at times, affect one's sexual attractions.

  •  strange how the brain works (2+ / 0-)
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    dov12348, katiec

    i knew somebody who bumped their head getting in the car and had to learn how to walk/talk all over again.

    it's certainly possible this could happen.

  •  Well, some gay men have always believed that (8+ / 0-)

    they only difference between a str8 guy and a bi or gay guy is a good stroke. :-)

    Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

    by JTinDC on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 11:07:12 AM PST

  •  From the movie "Greencard" (1990): (3+ / 0-)
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    dov12348, mungley, Wee Mama
    Bronte Parrish (Andie MacDowell): "Look, I don't want anyone to know about this, okay?
    So we have to make up a story
    in case we run into any of my friends.
    Something simple.
    You're an old friend.
    I admire your ballet music.
    You're visiting from Paris.
    You're staying with me
    for a couple of nights.
    You're gay."

    Georges Fauré (Gérard Depardieu): "Gay? I don't want to be gay."

    Bronte: "Okay, you're not gay.
    You're just an old friend...
    and the hotels are all booked up,
    so here you are."

    Georges: "Oh. Not a very good story."

    Bronte: "Well, you come up
    with a better one then."

    Georges: "Well, I don't know.
    Something political?
    Terrorist, maybe? Hmm?"

    Bronte: "No, not a terrorist.
    But political's good. A refugee.
    That's it. That'll work. Yes."

    Georges: "No, we don't say anything.
    Just a friend staying
    for a couple of nights.
    This is New York."

    Bronte: "You're right."

    Georges: "Mm-hmm."

    Bronte: "Okay, you sleep on the couch...
    and we split expenses."

    Georges: "I'll cook, hmm? Hmm?"

    Bronte: "Oh."

    Georges: "Good."

    -4.75, -5.33 Cheney 10/05/04: "I have not suggested there is a connection between Iraq and 9/11."

    by sunbro on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 11:24:58 AM PST

    •  I always think of that movie when I can't (1+ / 0-)
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      sunbro

      remember what cosmetic products my wife uses.

      Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. - Poor Richard's Almanac 1755
      The government exists to protect us from the thugs who got rich ripping off our ancestors. - Mungley 2011

      by mungley on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 12:42:39 PM PST

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      •  Georges: "Monticello. (1+ / 0-)
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        mungley
        Monaco. No.

        Monte Carlo.

        That's the only answer I keep forgetting."

        Gorsky: "You remember all the other answers?"

        -4.75, -5.33 Cheney 10/05/04: "I have not suggested there is a connection between Iraq and 9/11."

        by sunbro on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 01:55:56 PM PST

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        •  That's the scene. With Wallace Shawn as the (1+ / 0-)
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          sunbro

          interviewer, right?

          That scene has always bothered me.
          It would not be unreasonable for a person to study those kinds of things before an interview.
          I think Georges should have said, "I'm a French concert musician. I have no idea what products my wife uses."

          Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. - Poor Richard's Almanac 1755
          The government exists to protect us from the thugs who got rich ripping off our ancestors. - Mungley 2011

          by mungley on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 02:06:40 PM PST

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  •  stroke (0+ / 0-)

    I wonder who was 'stroking' him that turned him gay? Must have been a really good 'stroke'.

    I am Zornorph; the one who comes by night to the neighbor's yard.

    by Zornorph on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 11:49:43 AM PST

  •  Wasn't this done on a (0+ / 0-)

    How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

    by BenderRodriguez on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 11:51:33 AM PST

  •  What would be the reaction (0+ / 0-)

    If a formerly gay man said that his orientation shifted to emphatically heterosexual after a stroke?

  •  IMO, the whole story is made up. (1+ / 0-)
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    JeffW

    The Mail's story says the guy weighed "19 stone" before the injury.  A "stone" is 14 lbs, so that means he weighed 266 lbs.  A rugby player?  And the "after" photo shows a reasonably-proportioned man who supposedly weighs "11 stone" or 154 lbs.  I can't help feeling that an additional 112 lbs on that man would have made him too fat to play rugby.  Any rugby players out there who could weigh in (yeah, pun intended) on what size rugby players tend to be?  It's not like sumo wrestling where weight is thought to be an advantage.  

    Renewable energy brings national global security.      -6.25, -6.05

    by Calamity Jean on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 07:39:49 AM PST

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