After receiving his BA from Warner Pacific College, then graduating with an MA in communications from the University of Portland, White followed with graduate work in communications and film at University of Southern California, UCLA, and Harvard.
He received his Doctorate of Ministry from, and was a professor of communications and preaching for over a decade at Fuller Theological Seminary.
After years of writing for the Christian right, he came out as gay in 1994 White was born in Santa Clara, California.
Many of the real photo postcards being done at the current time are reproductions of earlier historic photos.
He embarked on a long process of attempted cures for his homosexuality, including psychotherapy, prayer, electroconvulsive therapy, and exorcism. In 1994, White wrote his autobiography, Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay And Christian In America, which detailed his former career in the Religious Right and his struggle coming to terms with his sexuality. His latest book, Holy Terror: Lies the Christian Right Tells To Deny Gay Equality was released in hardback as Religion Gone Bad: Hidden Dangers from the Christian Right.
None of these techniques changed his attraction to men, and after he attempted suicide, he and his wife agreed to an amicable divorce. After coming out, White transferred his clergy credentials to the gay-affirming Metropolitan Community Church.
Thanks also to Chuck Harbert; and to Nina Webber, whose donated postcards are used for the examples on this page.
Compiled by Todd Ellison, Certified Archivist (last revised 8/7/2006)Although the world's first picture postcards date from the 1860s to the mid-1870s, most of the earliest American picture postcards extant today are those that were sold at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, starting on May 1, 1893. At this time, a dozen or more American printers began to take postcards seriously.