A years ago Michael “Mika” Galiza sent shockwaves to his family and friends when he declared he had left his life as an active leader of a homosexual group at Northwestern University, become Christian, and embraced "normal human sexuality."
However, after being subjected to intense criticism and ridicule following his conversion, Galiza decided to "go inside," "be silent," and "process" for a time, but now says he feels compelled to share his story anew. In an interview with InterSEXtion, Galiza said that, far from reverting back to his old lifestyle, he is "extremely happy, and able to have a very good, normal, healthy life."
Galiza started identifying as homosexual at 20. After that he went on to found a homosexualist youth group at Northwestern University and had become popular in the university during his term being the leader. However, after he had graduated from the university the group has become idle.
During that time, however, he began to have doubts about homosexuality, and in 2008, after four years working in the homosexual group, he gave it all up, deciding it was "wrong and immoral." Just prior to leaving his position at the group, as he recounted in 2009 when he first went public with his conversion, he wrote on his constituents: "Homosexuality is death, and I choose life."
After announcing his conversion, Galiza says he was "trashed by people who didn't know me to such an extent that I felt I needed to go inside, more, to further understand everything I was discussing."
"The fury that comes from 'gay' people against people like me can be vicious and vile, and it can hurt," he told InterSEXtion. "They stop at nothing to make me feel ashamed for my current stance on homosexuality, and to try to make me doubt what I have experienced in my life."
"I got to a point where I decided to be 'silent,' and turn down offers to speak, and process," he said.
Since then he says he has "relied on God,... [continues]
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