Who should I follow? Follow the truth. It will lead you to the right people and places.
Communities are a place to learn who you are, and who you are not. You should find comfort and acceptance within your community. It should be a place where you are understood. Where you can let your guard down. Where you are accepted for who you are.
Your family was your first community.
I remember when you first joined the Scouts. You made some friends and learned new skills. Perhaps most important, you tried new things. Things beyond my experience. There were times I was unsure. Times I worried about your safety. But there was no denying the joy you experienced and knowledge you gained. I am grateful for what they gave you, and did not take.
I want you to remember to embrace people outside your community. You still have much to discover. Take pride in the perspective that you share, but do not believe it makes you superior. You are not. No group possesses the truth. They just share a perspective. Your community will divide as people strive to find the truth. Some will believe they have. Others will carry on. Deciding which to do is one of the most difficult decisions we all eventually face.