Jeremy is an overachieving high school sophomore who finds himself in a number of situations that make him suspicious of classmate and fellow student council president, Nick Franzelli. He spends the series trying to uncover the truth behind the conspiracy, and along the way he discovers some very personal information about himself. In the end, he realizes he is gay and chooses to embrace that fact in a very public way.
Jeremy was born and raised as a Christian, and in his early years worked on various discipleship houses based on the Exodus International model. He was involved with a couple of ex-gay ministries, and even served as the European director of Courage (UK) – one of the most popular ex-gay charities in the country at that time.
After years of running the year-long Love in Action discipleship courses, he began to realise that there were serious problems with the ex-gay approach. It was clear that many sincere LGBT folk were left utterly despairing and disillusioned, and that the hope of ‘healing’ homosexuality had completely failed.
This was a big turning point for him, and in the summer of 1994, he startled evangelical Christianity by publicly repudiating the ex-gay approach, declaring that it did more harm than good, and unequivocally embracing a new approach that is fundamentally gay-affirming. This sparked a huge backlash, and he was eventually kicked out of Exodus International and the Evangelical Alliance, but he counted it as a blessing in disguise because it allowed him to speak out more openly about his experiences and convictions.