One of the Annoited Pace Sisters comes out of Closet and stars in an Oprah (OWN) documentary

DeJuaii Pace

Coming out isn’t the easiest process. So imagine how challenging it would be if you grew up in a Pentecostal Holiness church, were a preacher’s kid and belonged to an award-winning gospel group with your siblings.

This was DeJuaii Pace’s reality and factored into why she ignored her same-sex attraction for so long. In fact, the 45-year-old, who’s also a virgin, never discussed her lesbianism with her family, including her eight sisters — seven of whom, along with her, make up gospel’s the Anointed Pace Sisters. That changed during a taping of the new OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network show Addicted to Food, which premieres Tuesday night.

Pace, a compulsive overeater, is one of eight eating disorder patients (both over- and under-eaters) at treatment facility Shades of Hope in Buffalo Gap, Texas. With the help of therapists, the patients try to find the root of their food addiction, heal it and become mentally and physically healthier.

Pace, who started gaining extra weight when she was 21, says that her big secret contributed to her overeating and that food was a substitute for intimacy. The gospel singer talks to The Root about her weight-loss journey, her virginity and homosexuality in the black church.

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Source: The Root
By: Aisha I. Jefferson

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