I enjoyed your story. I've been disfellowshipped for 15 years now for being gay as well but there's still alot of things that I respect about the religion. I even respect my parent's faith in it even though I've barely spoken to them in 15 years. Attempting to build some sort of relationship with them now. They they are both still very heavily into it. The were both raise JW as well. In fact everyone in my family is JW. Parents, grandparents, cousins, every last one of them except for me. Would be nice to see them a little more often but we'll see.
Glad things have turned out so well for you.