Queer Father/Son Duo to Compete on Amazing Race

January 26, 2009
Longtime gay activist Mel White (the founder of Soulforce) will compete with his bisexual son Mike White (a successful screenwriter/actor/producer) on the next season of The Amazing Race, AfterElton reports. "Rev. Dr. White was once a ghostwriter for Jerry Falwell before coming out as gay and parting ways with the homophobic evangelical church. (His story is told in the documentary Friends of God and in his book Stranger at the Gate.) He is currently married to his husband, Soulforce co-head Gary Nixon. White's son, Mike, is known for appearing in movies like the brilliantly unsettling Chuck & Buck (which he also wrote), School of Rock (which he also wrote), and The Good Girl (which he wrote). He also wrote and directed Year of the Dog (starring Molly Shannon) and was one of the forces behind the shortly-lived fan fave series Freaks & Geeks (in which he also briefly appeared)." The Amazing Race 14 will premiere on CBS Feb. 15, 2009.