How am I supposed to find a partner, even though I’m a gay introvert?
Thanks for writing to Ask Trevor. There are obviously many ways that people meet and begin to get to know each other. Not knowing anything about you, we can’t really tailor a response that suits you, but here are some ideas about where/how people meet and get to know each other, which depending on your introverted nature may be more or less comfortable for you. You might meet people through gatherings of common interest, such as book clubs or through a faith community, through meet-ups (search online for them), at your local LGBT community center (if one exists), and volunteering for service organizations. You might want to also try events for LGBT folks (dances, rallies, marches, lectures, etc., check the event listings at the nearest LGBT center).
To find local LGBT resources, check out our local resources page here: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/youth/local-resources
One particularly powerful resource, especially if you can’t find anything in your area, is TrevorSpace (http://www.trevorspace.org); it is an online social network for LGBTQ youth and allies. It is a very welcoming and safe community and there are plenty of people who have found friends on there.
We wish you luck in your search and hopefully you will find that special someone you are looking for.