Do People Change from Homosexuality? Hundreds of Stories of Hope and Transformation (Part I)

A young man standing with his arms outstretched, silhouetted by the sun behind him.

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."

— The Apostle Paul, Philippians 4:8 (ESV)

Here are stories of men and women, who identified as gay or struggled with homosexuality, but who believed — or came to believe — homosexuality was not part of God's design for human sexuality and relationships. So, they began to move away from homosexuality and to steward their relationships and sexuality in a biblical manner.

Typically, this is a process of growth and change, not an instantaneous transformation. Nor is it easy or without relapse for most. But, their lives — identity, behavior, thoughts, goals, attitudes, motives and feelings — are no longer dominated by homosexuality.

In addition, it's good to note that many of these men and women have been out of homosexuality for years ― even decades. And the transformation in their lives has helped bring greater wholeness to others in their families, churches and ministries. We hope you are encouraged and uplifted by the healing and freedom they've found.

And check back with us, as we'll be adding to this list. In fact, if you have a story of coming out of homosexuality, tell us about it at thrivingvalues@family.org ― send us a link!

Please note: Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement or recommendation by Focus on the Family of an individual, a ministry or resources. This list is for informational purposes only. Many of these links deal with difficult and mature sexual and relational subjects and may not be appropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised. Not all those in this list are Christian ministries or individuals.