I have many close friends that identify as gay, so that one really came first. You have to understand though that while I was raised Orthodox, it was not necessarily something I believed. I went to church, to confession, to Sunday school, because I had no choice in the matter. It was either go, or face ridicule and rejection by my family. Over time, the services, the sacraments, and the teachings were not enough. I did not feel spiritually fulfilled; something was missing, and I had to seek that out on my own. Faith for me is a journey, not something I should be guilt tripped into, and it is an ongoing process. I still find Orthodox services, particularly the music, to be beautiful and uplifting, and I think I will always consider it to be so. It is not, however, the best place for me anymore.
I believe that everyone should have that process of thinking about and questioning faith, that it is naturally a part of life. I don't know where this will all lead my in the end, but I intend to keep on this road. And in the end, I believe it will be for God alone to judge my life, and that it won't be so much the particular religion I belonged to as much as it will be the way I lived.