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Put the sexual aspect together with the other things that homosexual men and women often experience — depression, low self-esteem, loneliness, a sense (however false) of being utterly — and you have a heavy cross. That’s not weird, that’s not strange, that’s not even gay.

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The quick way is rarely the right one, and the long way around is well worth the trip.I’m so used to being gay and Catholic, I forget how strange that sounds.I forget that, for some people, “homosexual” describes something like a different race, or maybe even a different gender.Usually it’s something like “I’m honored that you trust me enough to tell me this.” But even the most understanding people don’t always understand what I mean, if only because (unlike me) they haven’t had the last 14 years to figure it out, and because “I’m gay” is not a simple sentence.I’m not very sensitive about the word “gay”, but some of us in the Gay Catholic business prefer the phrase “same-sex attraction,” or SSA.Maybe you don’t feel Jesus’ love in the Mass; so then go more often, not less.

Maybe you ran into a priest who didn’t understand; so find one who does.

Joseph Prever graduated from the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts with a bachelor’s degree in English and a penchant for romantic existentialism.

He now lives in Massachusetts, where he works as a web developer and freelance writer.

This generation is radically rethinking straight sex and marriage, but at what cost?

In Part One of a two-part series, Rolling Stone goes under the covers in search of new approaches to intimacy, commitment and hooking up.

You will be wondering how I got from there to here. It took lots of prayer and hard work, and the love and patience of brothers, sisters, mentors, and friends.