I don't even want to think about where I might be if I hadn't ever found this community. I might be dead myself, or in prison. Who knows? Being able to open up and talk to people who understand helps a great deal. Though, it's also possible that he might have even been a regular lurker here, or even a poster. Life hits us in different ways. Some need only have a friend who will accept and understand. Others will never be willing to accept themselves when faced with society's hatred.