Azariah Southworth (born on May 13, 1986 [age 28]) is an American writer and former television presenter who was the creator, host, and producer of The Remix, a syndicated reality show on the NRB, TBN, JCTV, and VTN networks. The Remix was watched by over 200,000 viewers each week on one of several Christian networks.
Southworth was raised in Orland, Indiana, but currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Southworth announced that he was gay on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, stating, "This has been a long time coming. I’m in a place where I’m at peace with my faith, friends, family and more importantly myself. I know this will end my career in Christian television, but I must now live my life openly and honestly with everyone. This is my reason for doing this." After making this public to the Out & About Newspaper in Nashville, it quickly became national news. Southworth was featured on The Huffington Post, PerezHilton.com, The Advocate, and the Fox News Channel.
After coming out, Southworth was named one of Instinct's "Leading Men of 2008". Southworth has advocated for LGBT rights with the Soulforce Q "2008 Equality Ride". He is currently writing a book detailing his account about growing up gay in a Pentecostal home. In 2010, Southworth was the opening act for gay Christian singer, Ray Boltz, on his "Living True: the tour".
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