There was an inspiring story on the Huffington Post about Nathan Belyeu. At the age of 23 his Jehovah Witness parents shunned him because he was gay. His parents denied him access to his medication and tried to take away his car. Follow the link below to read the rest of the story.
"Being raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses has had, and continues to have, a profound impact on my life. It's more than just a few seemingly odd habits and activities such as not recognizing Christmas," Nathan said. "It is really a worldview and a lifestyle."
"In any case, I was baptized at age 13, long before I could understand who I was, who I would become as an adult, and all the risks I was taking by saying I would live my life by the rules they set forth," Nathan confided.
"I did understand very clearly though, that if I ever went against the way I was raised, if I ever did anything that I wasn't supposed to do, I would lose everything and everyone, my family, my community, all my friends."