When It's Time To Change

Ex-Ex-Gays: Meet The People Who Tried To “Cure” You

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Michael Bussee (pictured) and Gary Cooper

Ex-ex-gays

Three years after Exodus was founded in 1976, two of the organization’s leaders, Michael Bussee and Gary Cooper, left the group to be with each other! Married at the time, they left their wives and had a commitment ceremony in 1982. Featured in the 1993 doc One Nation Under God, the couple lived together until Cooper’s death from AIDS in 1991.