Imagine going to bed one night straight and waking up the next morning gay. That's essentially what Welsh former rugby player Chris Birch is claiming happened after he suffered a stroke after doing a backflip to impress friends. The rugger, who was then engaged to his girlfriend, said he awoke from the incident suddenly gay. From the Daily Mail:
I was gay when I woke up and I still am. 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.
Birch is now gayer than Christmas, with a completely new look, a completely new boyfriend, and a completely new career as a hairdresser.
The best part of all of this is that Birch says he "wouldn't change a thing." I've often said if I could choose my sexual orientation (which I don't think I can), I'd choose to be gay. It is the best. Thing. Ever!