I've been searching around for such a forum, because I came to the point where I'm suffocating with the complexities of my life, and I really needed to share them with someone.
I come from Syria, have always stood up for LGBT rights, yet I have only discovered I was one recently.
I'm having real hard struggling with the change of my identity at the same time I'm having to struggle with the complexity of the situation in my country.
We've started a revolution, that turned out to become one of the most horrific and dirty wars in the region.
I'm still struggling to find my revolution among the chaos of the sectarian tension, Syrian regime's brutality, and Islamic groups that seem to have occupied it!
At the same time, I'm trying to deal with this new found sexual orientation at the same time I'm trying to cope with losing all my friends and family for several reasons related to the situation in my country.
I'm not planning to write my life story here, but I certainly want to discuss this issue with others living in the same troublesome circumstances that I live in.
How do you cope with finding out you're gay, in the 30s of your life, which is, in itself, away from society and all else is such a huge transforming event in your life, at the same time you seem to be overwhelmed with the tremendous changes in all of your belief and value system.
How would you care about LGBT rights at the time no one, no one at all seems to be getting their rights, not even the simplest human/civil rights in our region?
How, do you, actually, cope with the fact, that you are so different from all around you, to the extent you're even sexually different?
How do you care about coming out of the closet, when your people are being bullied, hungered and slaughtered?
How do you survive?