Thank you for that honest appraisal of my situation, Steellord. I know that the two worlds I often feel pulled between can certainly be at odds with one another. You don't have to tell me that making friends can be difficult. I know that quite well. But when you really think about it, finding true friends of lasting value is always a difficult task, but it's always worth the effort. As for churches accepting me, I see no reason to volunteer to them my homosexual feelings. The way I see it, this is my personal cross to bear, and no one in the church really has any need to know about it. It's a deeply personal matter between me and my Savior. As for the broader LGBT community, I've actually been pleasantly surprised by how open so many members are to discussions of faith. I seldom find anyone who is blatantly antagonistic about my Christian faith. No, I don't fit in in the sense that I am choosing a celibate lifestyle, which is not what most LGBT people choose to do. But we are all on our own individual journeys, and we will occasionally take divergent paths. I'm just trying to move forward in a way that I feel Jesus is leading me to do. You're right though. It is very easy at times to feel like an outsider no matter what I do or where I go. But God's Grace has sustained me and strengthened me for 28 years so far, and I know He will continue to for the next 28. Thank you once again, Steellord. You certainly hit on some valid points.