Milo Yiannopoulos, the hateful gay right-wing provocateur, is now proclaiming that he’s an “ex-gay.”
In what may be just a desperate attempt to remain in the public eye, Yiannopoulos has told LifeSite News, a far-right, anti-LGBTQ+ outlet, that he is no longer engaging in gay sex and that he wants to rehabilitate the practice of conversion therapy.
“Anyone who’s read me closely over the past decade must surely have seen this coming,” Yiannopoulos told LifeSite contributor Doug Mainwaring (who calls himself a celibate gay Catholic) in a heavily self-promoting interview published Tuesday. “I wasn’t shy about dropping hints. In my New York Times-bestselling book Dangerous, I heavily hinted I might be ‘coming out’ as straight in the future. And in my recent stream-of-consciousness Telegram feed, I’ve been even more explicit — stomach-churningly so, if the comments under my ‘x days without sodomy’ posts are anything to go by.”
He said he was “never wholly at home in the gay lifestyle” and “only leaned heavily into it in public because it drove liberals crazy to see a handsome, charismatic, intelligent gay man riotously celebrating conservative principles.”
Those “conservative principles” have included attacking transgender people, feminists, Muslims, and activists for racial and social justice. He continued some of these attacks in his LifeSite interview.
He said he is dedicating himself to the faith he was brought up in (Roman Catholicism), to Jesus Christ, and to the veneration of St. Joseph, the husband of the Virgin Mary. “In this time of gender madness, devoting myself to the male protector of the infant Jesus is an act of faith in God’s Holy Patriarch, and a rejection of the terror of transsexuals,” he said. He went on to use the t word and call trans people “demonic.”
He added, “Don’t even get me started on Drag Queen Story Hour. I only have to see those four words to be overwhelmed by the urge to buy rope.”
He also likened being gay to being an alcoholic and the process of abstaining from gay sex to recovery from an addiction. “As I’ve begun to resist sinful sexual urges, I’ve found myself drinking less, smoking less … you name it,” he added. “I confess my weakness for designer shoes and handbags is yet to dissipate.”
Further bragging about material possessions, he said, “The guy I live with has been demoted to housemate, which hasn’t been easy for either of us. It helps that I can still just about afford to keep him in Givenchy and a new Porsche every year.”
This is from a man who in the past few years claimed to be broke and deeply in debt, having lost his gig as a Breitbart editor and a book deal with Simon & Schuster after comments surfaced in which he appeared to support sex between men and boys. He has now self-published several books, including How to Be Poor and How to Be Straight.
As far as being straight, he said one of his future projects will be to “help rehabilitate what the media calls ‘conversion therapy.’ It does work, albeit not for everybody.” (No, there is no evidence that it works, and it’s often harmful.) He also intends to continue speaking out against abortion, which he called “the pre-eminent moral horror of human history.”