Think Progress LGBT
April 19, 2013
John Paulk was once one of the most visible spokespeople for the ex-gay movement, appearing on the cover of Newsweek in 1998 under the headline “Gay For Life?” and championing Love Won Out ex-gay conferences across the country. For years, the group Truth Wins Out has been tracking Paulk’s continued presence at gay bars, and even despite news in 2012 that he was now living in Portland as an openly gay man, he refused to come out as gay. Now, though, he has at least admonished the ex-gay movement for the “pain that has been caused,” per an email to PQ Monthly.