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COMMENTS: Another Tragic Teen Suicide, Chris Birch’s Gay Stroke, Rosie Goes Off, And More!

Time for the Queerty Week in Comments, with the most compelling, thought-provoking or just downright bitchy comments that came directly from you, the readers!


“I don’t believe he went from 100% straight to gay due to a stroke. It’s possible he reassessed his priorities in the wake of a profound injury or that ‘filters’ in his brain were altered or damaged, but to go from a 0 on the Kinsey Scale to a 6? No. And if his family wasn’t accepting of gays he may feel the ‘a stroke made me gay!’ story gives him an excuse, protection from their judgment. What’s most interesting to me isn’t that he ‘became gay’ but that he now embodies pretty much every gay stereotype there is.”

Codswallop isn’t buying Chris Birch’s story, in Ex-Straight British Dude Still Thinks A Stroke “Turned Him Gay.” But Is It Medically Plausible?


“We are not preparing children for the onslaught of vicious and negative reactions from the world around them. Yes, one gets stronger as one ages, but as a young person, the social shunning and abuse must be unimaginable.

Now, we are seeing the abuse coming from politicians and people in the media. All of this takes a toll on the psyche, even for adults.”

Feinstein‘s brutally honest opinion, in 14-Year-Old Kenneth James Weishuhn Commits Suicide After Coming Out


“Guys like this are attention-seeking scumbags. They have no concept of what love is which is ironic since love is the most-oft taught thing in the Bible. It really infuriates me more that he chose to talk to Rosie like that in front of her kid.

Years ago, my then-partner and I brought our 10-year-old son with us to the Millennium March on Washington. We also attended the Equality Rocks concert the night before. As we walked into the stadium for the concert, there were a bunch of these douchebags protesting and yelling hateful shit. My son was SO UPSET by this. He never forgot it—and in fact, he has brought it up in some of his school papers and speeches since then. So, he was able to use that experience for good eventually. However, at the time, I wanted to kill those people for getting him so upset. They talk all this trash about “saving the kids” and they are the worst offenders. Fuckers.”

hunnylvr gives the finger to homophobia, in WATCH: Rosie Tells Misogynist, Lesbian-Hating Preacher She’s Going Home To Diddle Her Woman


“I only come for RuPaul’s Drag Race—I find the other content sucks in the extreme. It’s not because it’s not heterosexualized like other mainstream channels, it’s that it simply sucks donkey balls. Put on some good programming that is niche-centric and you will draw people. Try to be like all the rest of the networks and you will suck just as much as the rest of the networks.”

Larkin has harsh words toward Logo, in How Will Logo’s Shift Towards Mainstream Programming Affect Its Website?


“‘The occupation of Palestine is one of the most contentious issues in queer organizing today’

No it’s not.

There are people who *wish* it were, or try and force this irrelevant-to-LGBT-rights topic into the center of discussions about LGBT issues, but that doesn’t make it relevant to “queer organizing.”

Queer organizing is about queer issues. Not abortion, economics, government spending, welfare, foreign policy, Israel/Palestine, or any other laundry list of grievances that agenda-laden busybodies want to drag into the mix.

If an issue is not directly and uniquely impacting LGBT people, it is NOT an LGBT issue. (And please don’t try to serve up that heaping, steaming bowl of bullshit that “everyone needs a home/food/national defense/health care, including LGBT people, so it’s an LGBT issue.”)

If you want to take sides on the Israel/Palestine debate, there is an appropriate forum to do so — an Israel/Palestine forum. Stop crowding out OUR venues formed for OUR issues with your completely irrelevant issues.”

Uh-oh calls out anti-Israel pinkwashing activists, in Anti-Pinkwashing Activist: Occupation of Palestine “One Of The Most Contentious Issues” In Queer Organizing


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    • dee-dee

      Has a stroke & gets cut from Idol?
      Poor Colton.

      Apr 22, 2012 at 10:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Real Mike in Asheville

      Hey guys, if you are going to filter comments with the use of “fuck”, well, what is the point of having a comments section if you are going to filter out the juice? — Story on Adam Levine, I used “for fuck’s sake” and “who the fuck cares” — really, that is a “no-no”? Not kids here.

      Apr 22, 2012 at 10:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jawsch

      While I’m sure it seems a bit crazy (and I openly admit I’m not a Med Student or anything of the sort) but I’ve known people to completely change personalities, food preferences, suddenly able to play musical instruments, etc. after having a stroke. The brain is a strange organ and I don’t think it would be a far stretch to believe that such trauma to the brain could cause different chemical responses in the brain in terms of who you are attracted to.
      This doesn’t mean that you can “change” your sexuality, but I don’t think it’s an outright lie to believe that trauma to the brain could cause a change in how things are processed and responded to chemically within the brain. Unfortunately, there’s no way to test this and prove it to be true at all.

      As for Logo, the only things I ever watch (and it’s only on their website because I’m not paying $20/mth extra just so I can watch Logo) are RPDR and 1G5G. As long as those shows continue, I will watch Logo but other than that, I have no interest in shows that have no relation to me, my life or my interests.

      Apr 22, 2012 at 11:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle

      My comments are not about ANY of the above but about Queerty turning off the comments after only eight on the story about a street being named after Harvey Milk. It seems like Queerty had a problem with the many posters not liking the idea of a street being named after a “chickenhawk” and thought that there is a move to “whitewash” part of the true life of Harvey Milk by NOT admitting he was into underage boys.

      Queerty I thought it was cowardice to post a story: and then when the comments were not all nice and glowing, you turn it off. The truth is what it is, not what you want it to be.

      I thought it was great that members of the GLBT community spoke-up so others who may visit this site will see that we will not tolerate of defend ANYONE, (gay-straight-Bi- trans) who take advantage of children.

      Apr 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larkin

      Weeeeee! I are famous!

      Apr 22, 2012 at 6:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt

      @Tackle: I don’t think I’ve ever seen Queerty disable comments on anything. Do you happen to have a link?

      Apr 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larkin


      This is the link http://www.queerty.com/san-diego-in-line-to-be-first-city-in-the-u-s-to-have-harvey-milk-street-20120412/ but it isn’t locked like he said. I just posted a comment there.

      Apr 23, 2012 at 12:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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