The officer was openly gay and in a civil union with his partner.
Purser came out after a series of tweets over the prior week about anxiety over her sexuality.
“Love yourself and don’t push away the people close to you”
Over 1,800 LGBTI people aged over 50 were surveyed for the study.
Several contestants broke down in tears as they came to terms with what Varner had done to Zeke.
The protest is being organised amid reports of more than 100 gay men detained in prisons.