I’m a 27 year old counseling graduate from St. Louis, MO currently living in Chicago, IL. Born and raised in the Eastern Orthodox Church I’ve spent the last 8 years discussing, reading, and thinking about how my faith impacts my gay orientation. I am currently settling into my new home in Chicago and hoping to begin the long term process towards professional counseling licensure in the next year. I previously blogged at Holy Protection and occasionally blog for Spiritual Friendship. This website is my humble endeavor to offer a voice in the void of silence. I pray that this site can be used as a tool in better understanding sexual minorities as well as a support for celibacy and faithfulness.