A person who goes through a Christian ministry designed to convert them from homoseuxality to heterosexuality. Most psychological and psychiatric professionals believe such ministries to be ineffective and actually dangerous to the psyches of ex-gays.
"Isn't it sad that most ex-gay spokespeople have been exposed secretly having gay sex or hanging out in gay bars?"
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An ex-gay is someone with a homosexual orientation who typically enters a conversion program / ministry / therapy in an attempt to become heterosexual. Not all (but most) conversion programs are religiously based.

Although there is no question one's behavior and how they view themselves may change, there is a great deal of controversy if an ex-gay's core sexual orientation and attractions can ever change. Many ex-gays are little more than celibate homosexuals who continue to struggle while others are now married to members of the opposite sex and have "traditional" appearing families.

Ex-gays are disproportionally white, male and Christian. However conversion programs exist for secular and Jewish individuals as well as lesbians.
Randy was once an out gay man but has since left that, entered conversion therapy and is now an ex-gay and married to a woman.

by Daniel S. Gonzales September 18, 2006
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1. A gay person who was psychologically abused into denying their sexuality

2. A grifter trying to make headlines
1. I feel really sorry for my old friend; he went to conversion therapy and now claims to be an ex-gay.

2. Oh look it's that grifter pedophile right-wing shithead claiming he's an ex-gay
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someone that used to be bi or gay
so you used to like it up the ass but now you're an ex-gay?
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Someone who chooses to no longer have intimate interactions with those of the same gender and orientation. This person may also pursue heterosexual relationships in the process.

Gary used to have a boyfriend, but he dumped his boyfriend because he is now ex-gay.
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Someone who used to be gay (only for one movie) but then transformed into the heterosexual they were truly meant to be thanks to jkr
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A term coined by gay activist and author Wayne Besen to bring attention to the trend that those who profess to have been "cured" of their homosexuality often make their livelihood doing so. Once an individual has built a livelihood around claiming they've gone from gay to straight, should that person ever come to the realization they infact have NOT changed, they are far less likely to admit it for financial reasons.

Most major ex-gay organizations are headed by individuals who often make wild claims about going from totally gay to totally straight while lower ranked employees tend to profess less dramatic stories.
John Paulk who served on Focus On The Family's board of directors and appeared on the cover of Newsweek was very much ex-gay for pay until he was caught in a gay bar in Washington DC.

by Daniel S. Gonzales September 18, 2006
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