Prominent Mormon Gay Conversion Therapist Comes Out As Gay

By Kristine Solomon

A prominent gay conversion therapist in the Mormon church, who identified for decades as “ex-gay,” announced on Monday that his 30-year marriage to a woman has come to an end, and that he is pursuing life as a gay man again.

David Matheson made the announcement on his Facebook account after a previous announcement on his behalf by his colleague Rich Wyler — founder of Brothers on a Road Less Traveled (formerly People Can Change) — was publicized by Truth Wins Out (TWO), an LGBTQ advocacy group that denounces antigay organizations. 

In a Facebook post, Matheson — who, along with Wyler, founded Journey Into Manhood, a gay conversion retreat — explained his decision, while continuing to support the ex-gay movement. He said the realization that he had to “make substantial changes” came about a year ago. “I realized I couldn’t stay in my marriage any longer,” he wrote. “And I realized that it was time for me to affirm myself as gay.”

Source: Yahoo Lifestyle

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