A lot of what I have read on this site are debates. However, I would like to stress the importance of practical strategy. For example, setting up a letter writing campaign to the Universal House of Justice members, organizing meetings within communities, and pursuing the issue with the American Baha'i community. As a gay Baha'i, one who is feeling issolated as much as anyone else, I would like to start simply by asking are there any Gay Baha'is in the Chicagoland area? I would like to attend Ayyam'i'ha celebrations, but the few times I went I felt so out of place within a celebration gathered by families who welcomed each other and knew each other.