An award-winning gay journalist and activist as announced he is now an ex-gay.

Michael Glatze founded the Young Gay America magazine and received awards such as the National Role Model Award from leading homosexual rights organisation Equality Forum.

He also produced a well-received documentary film on suicides of gay teenagers in the US.

In 2005, Mr. Glatze was invited to speak at the Harvard School of Government alongside Judy Shepard, mother of murdered gay teen Matthew Shepard.

Today Mr Glatze used the WorldNetDaily website to announce that he is no longer gay.

“Homosexuality came easy to me, because I was already weak” is the first sentence of his announcement.

He speaks about the early death of his parents and presents that as an explanation for why he might have been confused and turned to men.

“It took me almost 16 years to discover that homosexuality itself is not exactly “virtuous.”

Mr Glatze writes.

“It was difficult for me to clarify my feelings on the issue, given that my life was so caught up in it.”

Mr. Glatze, who came out at the age of 20, claims that he now trusts in Jesus Christ and that it was God who gave him the strength to free himself of his homosexual desires.

He blames the media for the downfall of culture and the disorientation of youth.

The book The Marketing of Evil was allegedly one of the triggers which inspired Mr Glatze to make public his return to being “normal.”

In this book, the author, David Kupelian, makes anti-discrimination policies and an increase in visibility of gays and lesbians seem like a conspiracy orchestrated by academics and the media to corrupt youth and distort culture.

“Homosexuality took almost 16 years of my life and compromised them with one lie or another, perpetuated through national media targeted at children,” Mr. Glatze claims.

“In European countries, homosexuality is considered so normal that grade-school children are being provided “gay” children’s books as required reading in public schools.”

Mr. Glatze compliments Poland for “bravely attempting to stop the European Union from indoctrinating its children with homosexual propaganda.”

“I was repulsive for quite some time; I am still dealing with all of my guilt,” Glatze confesses.