TYLER O'NEIL christianpost.com On Sept. 30, Voice of the Voiceless, a nonprofit organization that aims to defend the rights of former homosexuals, and individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction and their families, will present Trace McNutt with its first-ever courage award for former homosexuals. During an interview with The Christian Post on Tuesday, McNutt described in detail the extremes he went to to find acceptance among his peers, his family and later, the gay community. Speaking candidly, McNutt described getting hit by bricks and two-by-fours as a child. In one particular altercation, he said that boys had urinated on the clothes he was wearing. The bullying, made worse by his parents' disapproval, drove him to seclude himself. "I was obsessed with groups like KISS and Marilyn Manson," he recalled. Eventually, McNutt discovered that he had same-sex attraction and entered the gay community. But the cruelty didn't stop there, he said. "If you're not perfect, if you don't have 8 percent body fat and look like Justin Timberlake, you're completely shunned in the gay community." He continued, "The royalty and the rockstars in the gay community are the drag queens." So in order to get accepted, McNutt decided to enlist in their ranks, creating his alter ego, named Coma. Dressing as a woman, he put on lipstick and eyeliner. But he also wore white contacts to make him seem more demonic. "I just wanted to be evil," he explained. "I decided I was going to be a dark drag queen, a scary one, having sex with fake corpses onstage, ripping babies' heads out, mocking the name of Jesus Christ," he added. At this point in his life, McNutt said he felt as though he had suddenly achieved spectacular success, because he was performing with celebrities all over the country. But even as a "rockstar in the gay community," unexpectedly, he was alone. "No one was interested in me as Trace, and even as Coma, no one was really interested in me," he said. In his loneliness, he got addicted to cocaine, had sex "with up-to 20 people in one day," and attempted to commit suicide seven times. McNutt had become a sex addict, a cocaine addict and infected with AIDS. After the drag queen's last suicide attempt, a doctor discovered that he was HIV positive, had AIDS and was almost at the point of death from a rare form of cancer. After a particularly trying treatment, McNutt said he was healed and released. "All my gay friends in the gay community who loved me as Coma, when I was going through hard times, no one was there – they couldn't care less," he recalled. to read more click here: christianpost.com
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