Growing up gay in america is kind of like growing up in prison. Depending on how long you've been there, adjusting to the real world can be very challenging. Add to that, many have grown up in some toxic religious environment where they have been conditioned to believe in a god that sends glbt people to hell. Some people never make it and go back to prison. Some adjust and become productive citizens, some are in process. It isn't just the young.
I'm for it Andy. I think it's a great idea to have a half way house thread (clearly identified as such) for those coming out of a toxic life style, a place where they can learn to love and accept themselves. Maybe we can call it exodus or something like that. I do think it's a good idea to identify the thread for what it is. That way, those who do not wish to subject themselves to the sometimes antisocial behavior of one learning to live in the outside world, can avoid that place. But I'm for offering such a place.
You are the world Krishnamurti