Man who wanted to be a woman died after setting his groin on fire

A man who wanted to be a woman died after covering his groin in a flammable liquid and setting himself on fire, an inquest has heard.

Matthew Eyre, 41, was found on a traffic island in a country lane in Maidstone, Kent, five miles from his home.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    You have no right to question his sanity.
    Do not judge him!

    • I am so ashamed.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Well, alright then,YOU can judge him. 🙂

        • Justin St.Denis

          With the right amount of internalized shame, it’s okay if you BULLY them.

    • moraywatson

      …unless you have walked a mile in his stilettos…

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I bet if we did that our feet would be burning!

  • luna

    That deserves consideration for a Darwinian award.

  • Kim Hanson

    well that’s just damn bad luck.

  • ntt1

    He was transitioning into a blazing bonfire. who are we to judge? Did he arrange carbon credits?

    • Justin St.Denis


      That was genuinely clever.

  • Canadian

    Goodness gracious, great balls of fire!

    • Waffle

      A little night music — rock ‘n roll will never die! Jerry Lee at London concert, 1989:

      • Canadian

        Oh yeah!!!

  • mauser 98

    Justin voters a year from now

    • El Martyachi


  • Millie_Woods

    Oh come on! Don’t pretend you’ve never had the urge to douse your crotch with gasoline and light it up to ring in the new year.

  • Katyn

    Untreated mental illness that was only enabled by the medical establishment. I have a fair bit of sympathy for the guy. There’s no way it had to end like this.

    • El Martyachi

      … could’ve had a promising future as premier of Ontario, even.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Valid point.

  • Brett_McS

    Still saner than Jihadis who wrap their “parts” in tin-foil prior to exploding.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Really? How do we know that little tidbit? Just wondering…

  • BillyHW

    Just remember it’s not a mental illness or anything.

  • lgeubank

    “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…”

  • bob e

    these comments are, as usual, merciless. but what the hey ..
    it took balls for this psycho to burn his bits ..

  • moraywatson

    Police used ballistics to identify the deceased.