Several of you have mentioned that this site helps you feel less alone in your views about the anti-gay climate, and in spirituality, or stuff like it. . . .For me, never being part of a church, this adds to my life friends who think first of serving God, no matter how dire the situation. But I wonder if many of you reading this are more alone than I am in terms of having 3D friends who support the LGBT community. I spend all day surrounded by supportive people, many of them openly LGBT, and they cheer me on in the activism. Lemme tell ya, you can get used to that!!
I've gotten used to it, and tend to take it for granted that of course the gay community has lots of support, and so reading the news is kind of like, "Huh?" It reminds me that the group hubby and I run around with is actually quite unusual. Rare, perhaps. And that is very sad.
Everyone should have loving and supportive friends. Vanessa, I'm glad you have such a wonderful family!! And for everyone here, this forum is an especially blessed community, and I'm so glad we have each other. Especially for those of you who feel alone otherwise. For my part, I learn so much from you, even trying to explain it would waste too much bandwidth. Just know, y'all rock!