I am so thankful your attempts to kill yourself were not successful! Praise God! I have actually just come out to my family, friends (some aleady knew), co-workers and my church. It has been a very difficult time; however it has been so freeing! I have struggled for so long with my faith as a Christian and how I can keep my faith and be gay. I have tried and tired to change to be an "ex-gay". It has not worked and I am almost 29 years old. I actually just broke off my engagement to my fiancee 3 weeks ago. I just couldn't move forward and drag her deeper into this.
I actually graduated with my MA in Film from Regent, so I know all about Pat! Ha-ha! Bless your heart! Your Dad works for him? Just be patient and try to understand that your family just isn't there yet. My Mom isn't either.