And it's way harder than I expected. I told one of my sisters just now, and I don't even remember what I said. I just kind of blurted out "I'm gay" in one form or another. I'm telling my parents tonight, and I have no idea how I'm going to do it. I need some support from the GB community if I'm going to do this.
For reals. I'm having a hard time with this. Updating my Facebook to say that I'm interested in men was one of the most difficult things I've ever done. I need some duders to cheer me on while I figure out how to get this done.
Phew. Guys. It's been a while. I don't know if I even got back to this thread with what happened after I told my dad. Rest assured, it was pretty uneventful. We ate pizza, he said something like "So, your gay," and we went home. Since then I've been operating on an open closet policy, telling friends if it came up naturally in conversation, but not really making an announcement or anything. I think I'm at the point where more people know than not.
It's been a year and a half since I came out, and I decided that now would be a good time for an update. I have a date tomorrow. He's a guy I met on OkCupid a few days ago, and I decided to ignore my cornucopia of social anxieties and give this whole connecting with other humans thing a shot.
I never would've gotten where I am if you guys didn't give me the courage I needed to come out. Thanks.