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Interesting follow up with the rugby player who suffered a stroke that “turned him gay.” What do you think? Can something like a stroke “turn” someone gay? If so, how does that challenge the nature vs. nurture argument?

By |2018-01-16T03:44:05-05:00April 26th, 2012|Opinions|

Heard on Facebook

Sorry; not buying it. More likely he was always gay and is using this as a way of making himself alright with his orientation.
-Laura Lynn

Please, give me a break … You are exactly right, Laura.
-Brenda Johnson

Maybe the stroke damaged that part of his brain that maintained his “defenses” to the outside world?
-Alex Hardesty

It’s sad that anyone still feels the need to “blame” something/someone for being who they are. One day, I hope folks can fully accept and love themselves regardless.
-Brenda Tanner Buehler

What if it did change his brain chemistry to make him feel an attraction toward members of the same sex, though? I think it could be possible that a stroke could’ve changed his brain chemistry so that he likes guys now. I’d have to do a little more research on the nature of strokes, and I think it would be good if doctors could study his brain. That said, I wouldn’t be surprised if Laura Lynn is completely correct in her assertion.
-Jay Topham

This man claims a medical condition made him gay. Cynthia Nixon claims she chose her identity. How people come to realize who they are and who they love is not my concern. It’s how they live their lives from then on that interests me. None of these debates will silence the bigots or make me less proud of who I am.
-Quinn Phillips

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