Thanks Scott for your encouraging words.
I'm feeling much better now and more excited about my life everyday now. I'm not an overly emotional person but I have been crying like a baby for the past few weeks at the thought that G-d says it's okay to be gay. I expect it's the fact that I've been in the closet for so long and it's like I've been freed out of a small cage or something.
It's really good to be able to share on this site and meet like-minded people. In fact, in myself I am happy with who I am now - it's just everyone's opinions of me that worries me (especially the family!). My brother has been the most accepting of me and has always encouraged me to live my life being true to myself.
As much as I'm angry at the oppression and rejection from the church (in my experience) I can't blame them as I also rejected myself based on the same scriptures. I'm no longer a christian anymore in fact I go to a synagogue now which I love and the one I go to is totally accepting of homosexuals which is great.
Thanks again for your comments