This is a thread for GLTBQ individuals to tell your story. How old were you when you knew you were gay or lesbian? What was your process in coming out? How did friends and family react? How was the church involved if you were raised in a religion? Do you live a life as openly gay or lesbian? Are there times when you still are in the closet? It's always difficult to find the first time you knew. For me, I knew, and then I didn't want to know. I came out and then got scared and went right back in to the closet. This thread is dedicated to a USMB poster, a lesbian with the screen name Inferno, who died.