Originally Posted by bldgcharacter
My name is Scott. I was motivated to become part of this community after watching the documentary 'For the Bible Tells Me So.'
The film made me realize how alone I am in the world. My wealthy, appearance-conscious relatives have disowned me for being gay. I thought I could live a full life without family, but now I'm not so sure. There is a history of suicide among the men in my family. Although never discussed, I've learned that at least two of these men, my relatives, were gay. I don't want to become another statistic.
I'm well aware while we can't choose our relatives, we can choose our family. So, I'm here seeking a family whose love is unconditional. In addition, I want to become an active part of the Soulforce community in an effort to help others who've also found themselves in my situation.
I recently moved to Phoenix, AZ and desperately need help rebuilding my life with the help of supportive, nurturing individuals I one day hope to call 'family.' Will someone help me? Please?
Feel free to contact me at my regular email address: email@example.com
Peace, love and light...
Glad to heve you here.
You've come to the right place for supportive, nurturing individuals.
You said that you want to help others who've found themselves in your situation. That's great to hear because there are many who need help coping with rejection and depression because of their sexual orientation.
Here's a few help lines to offer people who have questions about homosexuality or coming out issues or thoughts of suicide.
The number below is a around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBT youth
. Print this number out and keep it with you in case you know of someone who may need to talk to a trained counselor.
The Trevor Helpline Crisis Control and Suicide Prevention for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth:
There's also a National Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Help Center
with a toll-free hotline that also offers support for people with questions about homosexuality and coming-out issues.
Their number is 1-888-843-4564
They also have a website. Check it out at www.GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org
You can be a great help to people who are struggling with acceptance and questions about their sexual orientation.
It's great to have you here. I'm looking forward to hearing more from you.
Welcome to Soulforce.