Jen, welcome to our website and forums
You will no doubt soon encounter Zerbie. She is one of the friendliest people here, and I believe that she has had experiences similar to yours.
When you can, build up your support systems, the people that you are out to that care about you.
I'm sure that there is a PFLAG organization, or 2 or 3 in your area. Pasadena is part of the L.A. metro area, and there must be lots of them around. And come and talk with us anytime.
There is an excellent film/video out there called "For The Bible Tells Me So" that one of the PFLAG's is bound to have. Or a video rental. See it when you get the chance
Daniel has some very good, and well detailed advice, above
And remember, God loves you, we love you, and God STILL loves you.
Peace and Love, and Good Luck!, Bruce Chris
"Christianity is not about what you believe, it is about how you treat other people; - with God's love"
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