Sexuality is like a compass, because it guides us through a landscape of friendship towards a place of romantic love. I value friendship and I know that it can include a profound love, but it is distant from the sexual passionate love that unites soul mates. When I tell the world I am gay I reveal my compass. It is an act of hope and vulnerability. I am sharing my belief in love. Sometimes my faith will be shaken by heartache, but my colors will not fade. I am proud to accept the authority of my own heart.