I recently gave my testimony in church, and the response I received afterwards was incredible. It was recorded, so I will share here for anyone interested. Church is a place unlike most other in modern society. In this interview I wear my heart, and my faith on my sleeve. After I shared all this, there was no judgement, no shying away. Instead people thanked me for my bravery and honesty, and told me how listening to my story helped them or they told me their own stories. It was a fantastic experience, one I hope to have the chance to repeat some day- perhaps with a happier ending.
My interview begins at 14 minutes in, but I would encourage you to listen from the beginning, as the vicar's introduction and discussion of psalm 116 provides some context to what I say.