At 18 Wade Richards became an ex-gay poster boy. "I'd been living in New York City, where I went to work as a houseboy for a gay couple, but the job fell through, and I was homeless," Richards says. "Some people said, `Come to our church. God's desire is for you not to be gay.'" So he went into an ex-gay program. Last year, when he came out about his conversion--that it never happened--Richards stood out again. He became an ex-ex-gay poster boy. Today, Richards, 22, lives in Huntsville, Ala., with his partner and is nurturing a fledgling organization called StandOut! He's no longer anybody's poster boy. "I'm just trying to be Wade."
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|Title Annotation:||former poster boy|
|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Aug 14, 2001|
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