I'm a gay male who has lived in silence all of my life. First my family, who is very religious, have been very outspoken about gay people and how they are doomed. They've stopped talking to family who've switched denominations so I can't imagine what they would say to me. I live in a different state but they are all that I have. I have no friends where I live. I literally stay in bed unless I have to go to work as a school teacher. I question why I have a Facebook acct. because all the "friends" I have are family members. In addition to being gay, I suffer from extreme shyness. I am terrified to be around people I don't know. My life sucks.