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How do you begin your new social life after you "come out?" - The Gay Christian Network

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Hey Guys & Dolls,
I just recently "came out." So....what do I do now? I don't know where to go, what to do, who to meet....It's like being reborn again, not a born-again Christian , but a born-again gay Christian. Where do I find my people? I feel like I need some sort of community support.

Any Advices? HELP!!!
Freeja


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Elaine_Hardman
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I have that question and what if you are a senior citizen that has just come out? Let me know if you learn anything good, OK?


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Laurie_Beltran
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Just curious why its taken both of you so long to come out? All I have to say is live your life the same.. its not like we have a secret club house or secret hand shake.. it be cool if we did.. anyhow if you love God then love God and don't let anyone take that away from you..


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StuartLacey
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hiya guys

Coming out in my opinion is never easy so good for you, for accepting yourself for who you are.

the best thing i can suggest is that you search online for local groups where you can meet others in the same situation as you. this could be a good starting point. Finding your local gay scene and going there is another one, but going alone might not be the best thing especially if your shy. so going to a group would help you with that too.

In the uk, there are many gay/lesbian etc christian groups, so hopefully there are where you are also.

Regardless of religious belief, there should be a group out there or some kind of support for you (young or old)

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@Elaine, feel free to read all the advices given here. I think I would just start searching online for local Christian groups first. Thanks Stuart!


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Okay... let's call a spade a spade. Unfortunately, our community has found it's niche in the bar/party scene. I say unfortunately, because I no longer drink and haven't been to the bar in years. Having done that, I have lost contact with most all my friends.

There appears to be two groups of gays. Those who live in a bar and those who stay to themselves. I know members of both and have been a part of both. I have found that being with accepting straight folks is as good as being with gays.

Just be yourself. Continue your relationships and let the chips fall where they may. I would whole heartedly suggest getting involved in a non-bar scene, unless that is your bag. It can be a lot of fun, if you don't get carried away.

There are always the church groups, but I have found more involvement with this group than I ever did at MCC. It seems that MCC is for worship on Sunday mornings only.

If this little rant doesn't have you totally confused... you never will be...LOL


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@Patrick..haha, nah, I'm not confoosed. I got what you're saying. I've been in the whole party scene and church scene. I must say, the party scene is a whole lotta fun, but I always feel like crap afterwards. It's like an addiction. It's bad for you, but you keep going back for that quick high. With the church group, everyone is more mellow. I might not have as much "fun," but I go home feeling peaceful, joyful and right with God. Thanx for your advice. It ain't no rant!


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You could join the Episcopalians and you can have the best of both worlds... Party and preachin' at the same time... LOL


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hmmm...I'll take that into consideration! =P


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