Welcome to our forum.
Heh, if only you could move to Seattle, then I think you'd be surrounded by progressive-minded people. But I think it's expensive to live in the city, so what can you do.
If nothing else, you will have an online source of understanding souls in this website. Have a look around at our various threads and boards, and post as the muse may strike you.
It's good to have you with us.
Love means never having to say, "Put down that meat cleaver!"