Chris Tyler grew up in a devout Mormon family. In this podcast series (part one is below; the rest of the series can be accessed through his YouTube channel) he chronicles his time in ex-gay therapy and the subsequent process he went through in coming to a place of self-acceptance.
Chris’ whole story may go into more detail than some are interested in sitting through (the podcast is broken up into 14 ten-minute segments). Those who come from similar backgrounds (Mormon, evangelical or otherwise) will identify with the emotions he describes as he is first coming to grips with the reality of his attractions, as well as the arduous process he goes through as he gradually disentangles himself from the deeply ingrained fears that accompany the deeply conservative mindset he grew up with.[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=g6jZ6WWLIVk[/youtube]
Hat tip: Good As You