Wendell James is many things. He's close friends with comedian Kym Whitley, a regular fixture on the OWN series "Raising Whitley," a fashion follower, a father figure to Whitley's son Joshua and a man of faith. Raised Baptist, Wendell has been involved in the church nearly his entire life, which he says makes it hard for him to reconcile another fundamental truth about himself: Wendell is also gay.
In the very personal above video, Wendell openly discusses his ongoing struggle in regards to his faith and sexual identity. Even saying the words "I am a gay man" has proven difficult for the Ohio native.