'Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition' Contestant Talks About Coming Out

Dana, last night's participant on 'Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,' did more than drop a few hundred pounds over the course of the last year -- he also came out as a gay man.
In an dramatic showdown with host Chris Powell, Dana revealed that he'd been eating as an emotional escape in order to avoid dealing with societal rejection that gay people often face.
Before coming out on national television, Dana first had to come out to his family. He did that a few days ago, prior to last night's episode airing.
Here, he shares exclusively with AOL TV what his family's surprising reaction was, and what he plans to do next in order to help others.



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