In October I wrote a post The MANY reasons I went Ex-Gay. Since then Christine Bakke, Daniel Gonzales and I were able to meet with other ex-gay survivors during a gathering we held in Denver. In speaking with both ex-gay survivors and with anti-gay Christian leaders, I find we add depth to the conversation when we unearth the often hidden reasons for why someone would attempt to so drastically alter their sexuality.
Below is a video I put together where I share some of the reasons why I attempted to “de-gay” myself. I don’t see it as an exhaustive list, and I imagine people had other motivations that I don’t list here. In the comments feel free to share reasons why you attempted to alter something essential about yourself.