So I've grown up very religious as I'm sure most of you have as well. I know I've been taught being queer was wrong, spent the majority of mil life trying to "pray the gay away" and cleanse myself of whatever evil spirit I thought was taking me over at the time. The weird thing is, while all of this was happening, me, the REAL me on the inside, you all know what I mean, didn't feel wrong. I didn't feel like I was doing anything that felt disgusting or wrong or foolish or evil. I just felt.. normal, natural. I used to be really scared that I was going to hell, because I knew I couldn't change, but the reason I haven't lost hope is because somewhere deep inside me I think God does love me. I think that maybe what we're taught is outdated or wrong or something I'm not sure. I just don't feel the way I was taught to, and I was definitely taught to hate myself for something I think God loves about me. Anyone have any experiences like this? Thoughts? Discussions? I'm curious.