An influential personality in "gay conversion therapy" in the United States has left the movement and said he wants to date men.
David Matheson, a 52-year-old Mormon who promoted "ex-gay therapy," which promotes the idea that being gay can be "cured," made the announcement on Facebook last Jan 22.
The declaration came after LGBTQ advocacy group Truth Wins Out (TWO) reported on Jan 20 a private conversation between Matheson and "conversion therapy" advocate Rich Wyler.
Wyler said in a private Facebook group, "David… says that living a single, celibate life 'just isn't feasible for him, so he's seeking a male partner. He has gone from bisexuality to exclusively gay."