Would anybody like to talk? Would love to make a new friend

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    Jun 05, 2016 2:21 AM GMT
    I am a 21 y/o closeted man. I'm out to only a few people but everybody else doesn't know I like men. Living in a redneck religious town doesn't make it easier either. I really would love to make a new friend or 2, someone who actually knows what it's like being gay and closeted. I made an account here a while ago but never really used it but one time so I'm still pretty new here I guess. I'm really easy going. I may come off as really shy at first but I'm really fun/funny once I get to know you. I know no other gay people in my town and since I actually have the time again, I'm trying to find people to talk to.
  • Apparition

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    Jun 05, 2016 3:53 AM GMT
    most college/universities have gay clubs to do what you want to do in real life. coming out discussion groups.

    http://lgbt.multicultural.ufl.edu/students/coming_out/

    If you are really worried about being seen there, bring pizza and tell anyone that you deliver pizza part time.
  • carew28

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    Jun 05, 2016 8:37 PM GMT
    Good luck finding some friends on this site. It's worth checking in occasionally to see if you can connect with someone.

    If you like hiking outdoors, another group you could look into is GayOutdoors.org. A basic group membership registration is free. They sponsor hikes, outdoor activities, potlucks, picnics, etc. , and they ought to have some events going on within commuting distance of Gainesville. I have a feeling that most of the participants in this group are middle-aged, but every so often someone your own age may turn up, and you might be able to make a connection. Good luck.
  • interesting

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    Jun 07, 2016 4:52 AM GMT
    I see you're in Gainesville, FL? UF is there, there is a gay club in downtown too, I was there for an interview for school, I didn't think it was that small of a town. But if you can drive, go down to Tampa, to Ybor City and go wild there, lots of gay places down there. St. Pete Pride is in a couple of weeks, take a weekend off and drive down there, you can meet TONS of people, St. Pete pride is always fun!
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    Jun 11, 2016 7:55 PM GMT
    interesting saidI see you're in Gainesville, FL? UF is there, there is a gay club in downtown too, I was there for an interview for school, I didn't think it was that small of a town. But if you can drive, go down to Tampa, to Ybor City and go wild there, lots of gay places down there. St. Pete Pride is in a couple of weeks, take a weekend off and drive down there, you can meet TONS of people, St. Pete pride is always fun!

    Well the town I actually live in is Cross City, which is a really small town but it wasn't on the list when choosing my location and Gainesville was the closest one and it takes me about 45mins to an hr to get there(I go there a lot so it's no problem) but thanks for the advice. icon_smile.gif one of these days I am gonna try to go down there to the Tampa area. When I'm able, I actually want to move to South Florida.