The man behind the gay rights organization Soulfource and his bisexual son will appear on the fourteenth season of the Emmy-winning CBS reality competition The Amazing Race.

Mel White and his son Mike White will make up one of the globetrotting teams that will travel over 40,000 miles in 22 days to nine countries in a race to win a million dollars.

Mel spent nearly 30 years writing speeches and ghostwriting books for anti-gay televangelists such as Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and Billy Graham. During this time, Mel married his wife Lyla and the pair had two children.

An attempted suicide after failing to “cure” himself of being gay through prayer, electroconvulsive therapy and even exorcism brought him out of the closet.

In 1984, Mel admitted he was gay and transferred his ministerial credentials to the gay-affirming Metropolitan Community Church. Mel married his longtime boyfriend last year in California.

At 68, Mel is the oldest contestant in this year's race.

The fourteenth installment of Race includes, for the first time, a stop in Romania as well as Switzerland, India and Russia.

“We shot in the city of Krasnoyarsk and the city of Novosibirsk,” said Amazing Race executive producer Bertram van Munster. “The teams get from one city to another via the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Of course, it started off nice, but we got into this Siberian snowstorm with below-zero temperatures, which we weren't used to. It was pretty exciting.”

The Amazing Race premieres Sunday, February 15 on CBS.