Welcome Michelle! Glad you are here. Thanks for your intro and your kind words. Thanks for being an ally.
I'm a long ways off from being a non-violent role model. I believe we must protest and do it now. I don't believe in violence, and unfortunately some of that will happen. But I do believe in making our voices heard, telling it like it is and demanding our rights be reinstated.
I was reading on a different thread where you weren't sure you could compare your experience to GLBTs. You'll actually find many of us have common experiences (esp. as to not identifying with 'Christians' and what they teach). You seem to get it, you seem able to emphathize and we are of the same mind in regards to equality being stripped away. I would say your story is just like ours. The differences aren't the key, it's the similiarities. Thanks for being here, I'm glad you found us and I hope you stay.