You can definitely find a lot of support here at SF. And i can empathize with not wanting to be a statistic - been in that space myself more than once over the years.
There are many ways in which the stereotypes do not reflect the lives of LGBT people. One of the traits that's so often missed or dismissed is how we seem to create family wherever we are. Hang in there - if you want it, are open to it, and put yourself out there, i guarantee you'll gather a new family soon enough. You've already got one wonderful new acquaintance in the Phoenix area - Zerbie
Please join in the discussions here that interest you - we don't bite (well, not very often, and not without significant provocation!
) There are also some great links and resources you can access through the menu bar in the Soulforce webpage headers.
Isn't "For the Bible Tells Me So" a great film? I still cry when watching the consecration of Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire. What do you like best about the movie?
i'm a southwest US neighbor to you as well - living in Corrales, New Mexico, a farming village sandwiched between Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. My beloved & i usually stop over in Phoenix when we drive to visit family in Los Angeles, though with gas prices so high, lately we've been more likely to take Amtrak.
Again, welcome to Soulforce.
Pax et bonum,
Your church's webpage has a nice display of rainbow flags, which is what BC was referring to, i believe.