Since my attempt at a Youth Group that doubled as a GSA was shot down, a few more kids came out to me as either gay or a straight ally. I mean even a few 11 year olds supported what I was doing. Well I will try the idea again in a few years.
Where was this group? (school, church, what?)
Why wait a few years?
What stands in your way?
"What is the purpose of life? It is to create our own purpose."
This was in a Catholic Church in San Francisco, I wanted to do it because there are not many Catholic Youth Ministries, here, dedicated to LBGT youth and their supporters. Since many of the Young Adults I know who are gay felt that in their teens that there wasn't much of a welcoming enviroment for who they were. I figure why let the Catholic LBGT youth of SF feel alienated in one of the cities where Gay Rights and Catholicism make up much of this City's modern History. Why let them abandon their faith in the first place? I mean the Vatican may be moving to a stance on Homosexuality that makes even me doubt my religion, sometimes.
I have to waith a few years because my priest who was helping me set this up said that with the Opus Dei Priest who has strong ties with the Vatican (and makes me jumpy because he was the creepy leader at my old day camp when I was a kid) and the fact that I am not out of the closet with my family, would make starting this group a bit of a strain on me. So he said it would be for the best if I just wait until I was old enough to be living on my own with out any financial ties to my parents to come out ( I believe him, My parents have already threatened me with death if they found out I am gay, they are serious).
I love Integra Wingates Hellsing!...Heh I am so sad, I am in love with a fictional character. Wait I can lie to my self, I have been doing that for the past 16 years.
Why wait I started a GSA at a high school and
its been great it doubles as a STARS and a Youth
Groups also and its in a public high school
if its in school I would ask questions find out
why they won't let you.
Don't worry you're just as sane as I am
It is hard to start a GSA at my school, even though one of the local poster child of gay parenting attends my school. I mean there has been an attempt to start one every year since I knew the school. It is a Catholic High school in SF bay area.
good luck, and I admire you're courage in trying. you rock! it's people like you who change the world a bit at a time. who know's how you touch people's lives?