Bodybuilder Chris Bruce Transitions to Female Fitness Guru

  • metta

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    Nov 05, 2010 6:35 AM GMT
    Bodybuilder Chris Bruce Transitions to Female Fitness Guru


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    http://advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/11/05/Bodybuilder_Chris_Bruce_Transitions_to_Female_Fitness_Guru/


    http://www.dallasvoice.com/trans-fit-1050053.html

    http://www.discoverhealthandfitness.com/
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    Nov 05, 2010 6:40 AM GMT
    I will say this, if you put her in a lineup with female bodybuilders who were born women you'd never be able to tell her apart.
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    Nov 05, 2010 8:17 AM GMT
    She still looks like a bloke in a dress.
  • tajsreve

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    Nov 05, 2010 8:22 AM GMT
    Ciarsoloif you put her in a lineup with female bodybuilders who were born women you'd never be able to tell her apart.


    For Real!!!

    I would rather have the man and if he wanted... I could treat him like a woman... oppps did I say that...icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 05, 2010 9:22 AM GMT
    He just looks like a dude in drag and a wig. Should have made the transition before he took steroids...but ahhh at least he had kids. I'm sure that's more of an accomplishment than most gays can boast about.
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    Nov 05, 2010 1:22 PM GMT
    She looks fantastic. I'm sure it's not just about looking feminine.
  • Bunjamon

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    Nov 05, 2010 2:17 PM GMT
    It's easy to write distasteful things about a picture of someone you don't know, but remember that that's a person who had to make a really, really tough decision about her life and how she wanted to live it. I say good for her, and congratulations!
  • Timbales

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    Nov 05, 2010 2:29 PM GMT
    She looks happier.
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    Nov 05, 2010 2:42 PM GMT
    If women had those muscles I might consider trying women... icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 05, 2010 2:49 PM GMT
    Gay men are so NOT accepting of anything that is not a cookie cutter A&F white muscle kid for a upper middle class family.

    ONLY ONE person thus far has said anything remotely supportive of Chris. Did anyone take a step back to realize that this WOMAN all his/her life just felt like a woman( even though he was buff blond and white every gay mans trifecta apparently--maybe like many of you felt a strange attraction to boys for as long as you can remember? Then one day you realize these feelings are not going away no matter what you do and the harder your try to hide them the stronger they become? We gay men are very lucky once we decide to come out-- that is basicly it for the vast majority of us. Sure we may lose some friends and family however those stories are increasingly more rare. We don't have to under go surgery counseling for a year (although most of us should) to deal with this change in our personal lives.

    Shame on all of you guys--the gay community is just a bunch of damaged little boys who want to be the prettiest fag at the bar.

    Grow a pair and learn how to accept people for who and what they are so long as they are not hurting you. After all that is what we all want, right?

    I really think until the gay community can at least tone down the rapant racism, sexism and HATE directed towards our transexual brothers and sisters everything we are fighting for is going to fail.

    k that was my rant for the day...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 05, 2010 2:51 PM GMT
    spartanrda saidGay men are so NOT accepting of anything that is not a cookie cutter A&F white muscle kid for a upper middle class family.

    ONLY ONE person thus far has said anything remotely supportive of Chris. Did anyone take a step back to realize that this WOMAN all his/her life just felt like a woman--maybe like many of you felt a strange attraction to boys for as long as you can remember? Then one day you realize these feelings are not going away no matter what you do and the harder your try to hide them the stronger they become? We gay men are very lucky once we decide to come out-- that is basicly it for the vast majority of us. Sure we may lose some friends and family however those stories are increasingly more rare. We don't have to under go surgery counseling for a year (although most of us should) to deal with this change in our personal lives.

    Shame on all of you guys--the gay community is just a bunch of damaged little boys who want to be the prettiest fag at the bar.

    Grow a pair and learn how to accept people for who and what they are so long as they are not hurting you. After all that is what we all want, right?

    I really think until the gay community can at least tone down the rapant racism, sexism and HATE directed towards our transexual brothers and sisters everything we are fighting for is going to fail.

    k that was my rant for the day...icon_rolleyes.gif


    Do us all a favor and stop projecting whatever insecurities you have over feeling rejected by so-called racist white guys.
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    Nov 05, 2010 2:52 PM GMT
    Maybe she could help me gain the 10-15 lbs of muscle I'm trying for. ha.
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    Nov 05, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    spartanrda said

    k that was my rant for the day...icon_rolleyes.gif


    Thank God for that!
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    Nov 05, 2010 2:59 PM GMT
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    spartanrda saidGay men are so NOT accepting of anything that is not a cookie cutter A&F white muscle kid for a upper middle class family.

    ONLY ONE person thus far has said anything remotely supportive of Chris. Did anyone take a step back to realize that this WOMAN all his/her life just felt like a woman--maybe like many of you felt a strange attraction to boys for as long as you can remember? Then one day you realize these feelings are not going away no matter what you do and the harder your try to hide them the stronger they become? We gay men are very lucky once we decide to come out-- that is basicly it for the vast majority of us. Sure we may lose some friends and family however those stories are increasingly more rare. We don't have to under go surgery counseling for a year (although most of us should) to deal with this change in our personal lives.

    Shame on all of you guys--the gay community is just a bunch of damaged little boys who want to be the prettiest fag at the bar.

    Grow a pair and learn how to accept people for who and what they are so long as they are not hurting you. After all that is what we all want, right?

    I really think until the gay community can at least tone down the rapant racism, sexism and HATE directed towards our transexual brothers and sisters everything we are fighting for is going to fail.

    k that was my rant for the day...icon_rolleyes.gif


    Do us all a favor and stop projecting whatever insecurities you have over feeling rejected by so-called racist white guys.


    I am not project anything I dare you to find more than a couple comments that is not disrecptful towards Chris that was the point you apparently missed. I just sick of all the double standards in the gay community we are fighting for equal rights but even in SF transgendered people are treated very poorly. Also I said gay men/the gay community a number of different times and ways. I clearly was not just speaking about white guys.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 05, 2010 3:07 PM GMT
    spartanrda saidGay men are so NOT accepting of anything that is not a cookie cutter A&F white muscle kid for a upper middle class family.




    Generalize much? That in itself was an extremely racist statement. That being said, you do make a good point. A great deal of nonacceptance does exist within the gay community towards the different "types" within it, just like what gays rally against from the straight world. So, yes, an element of hypocrisy exists. On the other hand, I think it's kind of just human nature for most people to look at the pictures of Chris Bruce's transition from man to woman and just sort of cringe because it's probably hard for most people to relate to the pain and struggle within the person who would go to such measures to change their gender. I'm not judging that person, but merely making the point that I think most people have a hard time grasping the concept and reasons behind it. This is not unlike many straight people who simply cannot grasp the concept of gay sex. It is simply outside of their own personal "comfort zone".
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    Nov 05, 2010 3:14 PM GMT
    She looks like this women who work out at my gym. I would never dream of asking if she's trangender, I would like to have both arms for a while.

    Chris isn't too bad looking, I'm sure she's going to continue to improve on her appearance so she doesn't look so masculine.
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    Nov 05, 2010 3:19 PM GMT
    Bunjamon saidIt's easy to write distasteful things about a picture of someone you don't know, but remember that that's a person who had to make a really, really tough decision about her life and how she wanted to live it. I say good for her, and congratulations!


    agreed
  • Bunjamon

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    Nov 05, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    5ebastian saidvery impressive, just dont understand if you look THAT good why would you wanna look like a woman.


    You could equate this to a straight woman saying, "But that guy is so handsome, I just don't understand why he'd want to be gay." Trans gender identity has nothing to do with what one wants.
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    Nov 05, 2010 3:25 PM GMT
    spartanrda,
    I agree with you. Sexual orientation and gender identification are 2 completely different issues. We should all try to have empathy for people who are different from us. Lord knows we want ppl to try to understand/ accept us... one in 10 ppl are gay. one in 13,000 ppl are transgendered.
    They have a much harder time than most of us trying to find some happiness in their lives. Let's not make it any harder for them..
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    Nov 05, 2010 3:26 PM GMT
    Bunjamon said
    5ebastian saidvery impressive, just dont understand if you look THAT good why would you wanna look like a woman.


    You could equate this to a straight woman saying, "But that guy is so handsome, I just don't understand why he'd want to be gay." Trans gender identity has nothing to do with what one wants.


    dude's on a roll making sense...icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 05, 2010 3:30 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    spartanrda saidGay men are so NOT accepting of anything that is not a cookie cutter A&F white muscle kid for a upper middle class family.




    Generalize much? That in itself was an extremely racist statement. That being said, you do make a good point. A great deal of nonacceptance does exist within the gay community towards the different "types" within it, just like what gays rally against from the straight world. So, yes, an element of hypocrisy exists. On the other hand, I think it's kind of just human nature for most people to look at the pictures of Chris Bruce's transition from man to woman and just sort of cringe because it's probably hard for most people to relate to the pain and struggle within the person who would go to such measures to change their gender. I'm not judging that person, but merely making the point that I think most people have a hard time grasping the concept and reasons behind it. This is not unlike many straight people who simply cannot grasp the concept of gay sex. It is simply outside of their own personal "comfort zone".



    That's fair-- in my anger at some of the comments I did make a very generalize statement and i willing to back down from that point of view. I don't understand why it is so hard to sympathize with Chris. The element of hypocrisy is the same element that should be the obvious catalyst that helps one come to the conclusion that sex, sexuality and gender idenifcation is super complex and people who fall into area that is not considered "normal" do not need us to sit around and wonder why they can't be "normal" or state Chris was better off as a man--they have no idea and would be offend if someone told them they would be better off if they could just stop being gay.
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    Nov 05, 2010 3:32 PM GMT
    funbud8 saidspartanrda,
    I agree with you. Sexual orientation and gender identification are 2 completely different issues. We should all try to have empathy for people who are different from us. Lord knows we want ppl to try to understand/ accept us... one in 10 ppl are gay. one in 13,000 ppl are transgendered.
    They have a much harder time than most of us trying to find some happiness in their lives. Let's not make it any harder for them..


    WOW 1 and 13k--I did not even realize it was that rare.
  • dionysus

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    Nov 05, 2010 3:37 PM GMT
    Chris 'Christina Foxxy' Bruce is actually one of my favorite people. When I worked at Station 4 (S4, previously village station). Chris would be in there all the time, if you've never seen a 6'1" 230lb bodybuilder in high heels, tank top and a skirt it's quite a site. I always struck up a conversation and he's never changed it from 'I feel like a woman trapped in a man's body'

    His transformation over the years has been amazing and just recently he was extremely giddy about his newest addition of breasts when we last spoke. I have nothing but admiration for the girl and I find her to be one of the most genuine people out in dallas.

    cheers
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    Nov 05, 2010 3:53 PM GMT
    I have a friend who was a "hetero" male, played football at a major university, married his college sweetheart, had a kid, was married for 25+ yrs.
    Then decided it was time to finally be himself. He transed into a woman and now is very happy living with his lesbian lover...think about that...
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    Nov 05, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
    funbud8 saidI have a friend who was a "hetero" male, played football at a major university, married his college sweetheart, had a kid, was married for 25+ yrs.
    Then decided it was time to finally be himself. He transed into a woman and now is very happy living with his lesbian lover...think about that...


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