Oh yeahhhhhh baby! This one can be tough, but remaining alienated is tougher… MUCH tougher…
Best advice I can give, if not a weeee bit flakey, be yourself! Who gives a rat’s behind how closed-minded fools are going to judge you??!! Anyone worth knowing knows better than that. Becides, you aren’t going to connect with kindred souls by keeping yourself closed up to the world.
Fair warning – make sure you KNOW yourself BEFORE you express yourself.
Now, get out there, express yourself, accept yourself, and for the love of pete, have some frikin’ fun with it!