It was pure luck that found me in the Czech Republic, which is where my now-fiance happened to live. You don't get lynchings here, you don't have people beaten in the streets here, and the suicide rate is much lower. People don't even yell at each other. The first week I was here, I saw a gay couple holding hands on the train and nobody gave a shit. Everything is still expensive, because I've only been here for one year and I'm not a citizen yet, but it's significantly less expensive than in North America. It's like leaving your horrible small-town high school for college in the big city. I used to get bullied all the time, and now I'm the Fonz.