My least favorite section of this forum only because of how I felt at the time I used to frequent this section.

Hey you. Yeah all you guys.
It's okay to be confused.
It's okay to be afraid.
We don't need a label.
Even if certain thoughts or intrusive feelings come up, its usually only for a short while and we all know who we are deep down. We all have that godly strength within us that were all too scared to show.There's no shame in expressing love.
The real work lies in salvaging our hearts and our love (which is.part of our manhood)and dissecting it from the perversion and abuse we were so mercilessly injected with.
I'm sorry for you and I'm sorry for me. I really am. I can't help but feel overwhelming sorrow at all the betrayal and pain we have all suffered. but I know that recovery is possible.
I can feel it beating in my chest.
Every one of us has that courage beating within us. It is innate to all men. Noone can take it from us because it is our birthright.

John Wayne once said that courage is being afraid but saddling up anyways.
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"In my life, I have seen,
People walk into the sea,
Just to find memories,
Plagued by constant misery,
Their eyes cast down,
Fixed upon the ground,
Their eyes cast down

I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"