I am Josh and was one of the early members of this site. Due to closet issues, I did not post on the forum or get involved out of fear and perhaps a little paranoia. Years later, I am much better & more confident. Currently working on becoming an accredited special education teacher (May 2010), a writer for Child of God Online (www.beacog.com
) allowed much freedom to write as desired (usually), and active in political activism through my open and affirming church within the United Church of Christ (www.ucc.org
Personally, I'm dating a sweet Catholic man of the same age (only been 2 weeks, but so far, so good). I love life and thank you Mel for writing Stranger at the Gate - you have helped many of us when closeted and living in fundamentalist Christian families. My family basically knows I'm gay and said they love me no matter (although they dislike it, but accept me).
Peace & Blessings,