Christopher Doyle is president of Voice of the Voiceless, an organization that he describes as "defending the rights of former homosexuals, individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction and their families."
Doyle, a self-described "ex-gay" who is married to a woman, recently announced on his website that Trace McNutt, a former “satanic drag queen,” will be awarded the "First Annual Courage Award for Former Homosexuals" as a part of the 2013 Ex-Gay Awareness Dinner and Reception on September 30 in Washington D.C.
According to RightWingWatch.org, McNutt told Doyle in July (video below) how his mother was "very abusive, dominant" while his father was a construction worker and a "man's man."
He also recalled being abused by other boys in junior high school and having to be escorted to class by the dean of the school.
When he got out of high school, McNutt said he "found that there was this whole other world of people who were just like me."
He learned that “rock stars and the royalty of the gay world were the drag queens.”
McNutt said he created a persona that was a combination of a drag queen and goth rocker Marilyn Manson: "I decided I was going to become a satanic version of a drag queen.”
After becoming a "star" in the gay community, McNutt said he lost his job, got hooked on cocaine, became homeless and discovered he was HIV positive.
He finally started attending church and discovered "at that at this point, it was my choice, and I was not born gay."