Growing up in a small Texas town, Dale hid his attraction to men from everyone around him. He even hid his high school suicide attempt so that he wouldn’t have to reveal his orientation. Hoping that Church service would help him change, Dale served a mission, went to Utah, and almost married a woman. But after another brush with suicidal ideation, he realized that trying to be a Mormon while being gay was threatening his life. Coming out and finding other gay Mormons was a huge turning point in his life. Although Dale no longer attends Church, he still looks for spiritual fulfillment in his life.