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I dont really know what to write here. I have recently begun dealing with a lot of my trauma more actively for the first time. That means both going through a process of getting certain parts of my health care covered as well as just trying to get my life together and heal.

Other things? Well, Im 23 and i am a gay man living with my boyfriend of nearly 4 years while trying to become a nurse. Hoping this place will be good for me. :)

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First, I want to congratulate you for trying to become a nurse, that is a very noble profession :clap:

Helping people is always very rewarding :)

I also want to congratulate you for your 4 year relationship with your boyfriend.

This IS a very good place for you to be to begin dealing with your trauma.

The members here are very friendly, helpful, understanding, and SUPPORTIVE. :throb:

Take your time browsing the website, and feel welcome here.

It is completely normal to be nervous when first becoming a member here.

Hopefully, after reading posts from other members it will be helpful for you to post your own questions.

There is an LGBT Questioning Forum


and also a separate Male Survivors Forum


You can only access the Password Protected Male Survivor’s Forum after you post 10 posts.

If you live in the US, Same-Sex Marriage is now legal in all states :)

Take one day at a time.


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Hello caoticneutral,

Welcome to AS. I am sorry for the trauma that you have suffered, but you have found a wonderful place for support. You will find members who are genuinely kind and understanding. It's a big step to reach out and another big step to do the self-care things you need to do. There will be many more steps I'm sure, and I wish you well on your healing journey.



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Welcome to AS (After Silence) :hi:

I hope AS will be a good place for you too! If you need anything the NST (Newbie Support Team) is here to answer questions and assist you.

With support,

Activist Ally

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