Came out to the world today . . .

  • Crucializer

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    Aug 31, 2010 8:18 PM GMT
    So after 4 years of dealing with my coming out to myself, after a 12 year marriage and 5 kids (long story) and dealing with family and only a few close friends and the 'who knows and who doesnt' and being careful of what I say, I finally posted on my FB today, my birthday, that I am who I am and there's no going back. Kind of a big deal for me - I had a major religious upbringing. Just wanted to share with my RJ bruthas .... it feels good and I hope it starts a new chapter for me in my life.
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    Have a great day guys!
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    Aug 31, 2010 8:21 PM GMT
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    You´re my MotD

    And Happy Birthday too
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    Aug 31, 2010 8:21 PM GMT
    Congratulation mister!!!
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    Aug 31, 2010 8:29 PM GMT
    YAY
    I know it was big for you
    congratulations...Happy Birthday...Happy, Happy Day
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    Aug 31, 2010 9:03 PM GMT
    Congratulations on your courage. I think you will eventually find this big step in your life was all worth it.
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    Aug 31, 2010 9:23 PM GMT
    Good for you!
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    Aug 31, 2010 9:24 PM GMT
    both happy for, and proud of you, brother, happy bd....keithicon_cool.gif
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    Aug 31, 2010 9:52 PM GMT

    Congrats on finding your truth and your birthday. Two great reasons to rejoice.
    Madge wants to Celebrate w/ you........ The lyrics are perfect!

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    Aug 31, 2010 10:05 PM GMT
    Congratulations, man. That is awesomely done.

    Happy birthday as well.
  • Crucializer

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    Aug 31, 2010 10:09 PM GMT
    hahah! MADGE! YAY! Thanks guys ... I am getting a lot of support so its pretty cool ... I have a lot of past church friends on there ... we'll see if my friends list thins out a bit! haha!
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    Aug 31, 2010 10:13 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidHUGS icon_smile.gif

    You´re my MotD

    And Happy Birthday too


    Aww, yur too nice . . .
  • Crucializer

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    Aug 31, 2010 10:21 PM GMT
    heartrobb saidCongratulations on your courage. I think you will eventually find this big step in your life was all worth it.


    I know I will. Three years ago, coming out in a forum like that scared the crap outta me! I have grown a lot and I knew it was time. My parents, who do love and support me, were a little concerned asking 'why do you have to do this?' We emailed a bit (they are missionaries in Mexico) and now I think they understand. I am so lucky to have them in my life.
  • baldone

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    Aug 31, 2010 10:24 PM GMT
    this is so awesome.....from another former married/kids/active in church gay guy
    happy for you happy birthday and very proud of youicon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 31, 2010 10:29 PM GMT
    Happy Birthday and Happy Outing Day! Congrats! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 31, 2010 10:34 PM GMT
    Big step, way to go! Don't you feel better?
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    Sep 01, 2010 12:48 AM GMT
    lol, this is quite the birthday. Congrats!

    -Doug
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    Sep 01, 2010 12:53 AM GMT
    One of the things I hadn't thought about before I came out was how much time I spent worrying about who knew and who didn't and what would happen if they did, etc.

    After coming out I got all that time back. It's wonderful. Congratulations!
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    Sep 01, 2010 12:58 AM GMT
    Applause.gificon_biggrin.gif Kool My Man
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    Sep 01, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
    Congratulations!!!! And, happy birthday too.
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    Sep 01, 2010 4:15 AM GMT
    Crucializer saidSo after 4 years of dealing with my coming out to myself, after a 12 year marriage and 5 kids (long story) and dealing with family and only a few close friends and the 'who knows and who doesnt' and being careful of what I say, I finally posted on my FB today, my birthday, that I am who I am and there's no going back. Kind of a big deal for me - I had a major religious upbringing. Just wanted to share with my RJ bruthas .... it feels good and I hope it starts a new chapter for me in my life.
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    12 years of marriage and 5 kids. Hopefully you'll still put your kids first before your sexuality.
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    Sep 01, 2010 6:28 AM GMT
    Oh and ignore the painfully obvious troll.
  • Crucializer

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    Sep 01, 2010 7:12 PM GMT
    Haha! Thanks guys! I ended the night at a Dave Matthews concert.... Was awesome!

    And as far as my kids. ... U have no idea how first they are in my life. As things go i prolly wont have time for a bf until 2028! Hahaha! (God I hope not!!)
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    Sep 01, 2010 7:18 PM GMT
    truly excellent. thumbs up!
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    Sep 01, 2010 7:25 PM GMT
    Great move - Congratulations!

    Happy belated birthday!
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    Sep 01, 2010 7:31 PM GMT
    Congratulations!

    Seems your birthday has marked a new sort of birth.