Joining a group isn't going to work for everyone. Maybe there just isn't one in your area. Maybe your folks are going to create too many obstacles. Or maybe the thought of participating in activities with strangers just isn't your cup of tea.
In that case, you might want to consider going online to make gay friends or meet other gay teens.
To start you can check out the forum section of this website. There are always lots of interesting discussions going on. Teens from around the country (and sometimes from around the world!) weigh in on everything from romance to politics.
"I came out to everyone at school, and I was having a difficult time coping when I came out, and dealing with my severely conservative Christian parents. I ran off one day in a fit of tears looking for someone to talk to that had all of the answers. I had used about.com for a project at school, and I asked myself, who would be able to understand me most....a gay teenager like myself...hhhmm...I'll search it...on this website!! I found one of my dearest friends on here that first day. No matter what I am going through he can always make me laugh. Every time I get on the computer here at the library, I go to facebook, myspace, and this forum."
The forum is a safe space, moderated by an adult, where teens can be themselves and meet other kids going through similar experiences.
Unfortunately, not all teen chat sites are legitimate. If you search for things like: lesbian teen chat or gay teen chat, you might stumble across everything from people trying to sell you something to pornography. Just be careful and only use sites you can trust.