The former poster boy of ex-gay group Exodus International has written a blog post today admitting that he is gay, or maybe a little bit bisexual.
Randy Thomas, who worked for the now-disbanded Exodus International from 2002 to 2013, published a post in 2013 apologising to gay people for his anti-gay activism and support of ex-gay therapy. Then in 2014, he endorsed marriage equality.
In today’s post, A Peaceful Disclosure, Thomas revealed that he is, in fact, gay and the events that made him come to this conclusion.
“Then in January of 2013, a man named Michael, someone I dated for a little while 24 years ago committed suicide. We remained good friends up until his death. His death was shocking and I still mourn his passing. Michael had several difficult issues contributing to his suicide, and I know he also struggled with his faith and sexuality. His death shook me to my core and made all the questions I had been asking were even more stark, consequential, and pressing.”
However, he believes he has “bisexual tendencies” as he has only ever been in love with one woman. He admits that he can be attracted to a person if the emotional connection is there.
Thomas reveals that he is still as religious as ever before but that he wants to be honest with himself. He concludes with the following:
“I am not sure many will accept my apologies or this disclosure,” he writes. “I would definitely understand some people’s reluctance given my history. That said, while I care about what others think, I am doing this because I feel it is the right thing to do.
“I am gay. I am ok with who I am. I hope we can continue to journey together.”
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