Christopher Yuan is the son of Chinese immigrants into US who at an early age, when exposed to pornography at the friend’s house, discovered that he experiences same-sex attractions. Despite the struggle of his mother, who hoped to control the situation, the lives of both were spiraling out of control and Christopher, submitting himself to popular misbelief that he was ‘born gay’, gradually entered the homosexual lifestyle. Nevertheless, later, when diagnosed as HIV positive, he has changed the interpretation of his same-sex attractions and now considers homosexuality as stemming from legitimate need and natural desire for intimacy fulfilled in an illegitimate way after the normal feeling has been distorted.
- Out of a Far Country. A Gay Son's Journey to God. A Broken Mother's Search for Hope. (2011) Coauthored with Angela Yuan, Christopher's mother.
- (2011) Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son's Journey to God. A Broken Mother's Search for Hope.. WaterBrook Press, 6 ,11, 186, 187. ISBN 978-0-307-72935-4. “It's not something I can choose. I was born this way...I am gay. ... I went from thinking, There is something wrong with me, to, This is who I am. ... When I stepped into the gay community, I was introduced to a world of outcasts who had come together and become family. ... With my newfound confidence, I became popular in the gay club scene.”
- Christopher Yuan's story (3 May 2010). Retrieved on August 30, 2013. “When he was 9 years old, Christopher saw pornography in a friend's house. That's when he started thinking: Maybe he was different. Those images just awoke something in me that I didn't know was there but I also noticed that I was attracted by images of both men and women. He decided to keep his feelings secret with hope they will go away, but they didn't. All these feelings were kind of bubbling up in me and I was kind of keeping them held down. ...”
- Christopher Yuan (3 May 2010). HOPE+ CrossRoads Video. christopheryuan.com. Retrieved on August 30, 2013. “Then at an early age I was exposed to pornography when I was just 9 years old. That really gave me a distorted view of what sexuality is... it was at that point that I realized that there was this attraction that I didn't really understand to both sexes ... I began to experiment with all these things that most kids experiment in college going to the bar and experiment sexually...I came across the gay clubs so I started going to those and I decided this is the way, this is what I was...”