Just came out to my brother, what a surprise!

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    Dec 19, 2010 2:38 AM GMT
    I am so excited, it is my first post (even though I have been lurking RJ for a long time) and it's to tell you guys that I just came out to one of my brothers. He is the closest to me out of all of my siblings (we are 8 total). I was preparing for the worst (him leaving the table), all of the questions ( what happened to my previous girlfriends, am I the girl in the relationship? and so on)...Instead, he took it really well and told me that he could not understand why I waited this long to tell him and did not ask anything else. He told me he was surprised but he likes my boyfriend (they have been friends for 2 years without him knowing we were dating) and he is happy for us.
    One year ago I would have never thought I would be at this point of my life. I have come out to my mom and now my brother and it is in great part thanks to everyone and their stories and the courage that you guys showed me that made me think I could do it. I know how truly lucky I am and I wish everyone could have similar experiences. I never expected this and DADT was repealed today!! What a great day!!
    Thanks to everyone in RJ
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    Dec 19, 2010 3:29 AM GMT
    I am glad for you.
  • Ironman4U

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    Dec 19, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
    That's great news. Thanks for sharing and congrats!
  • Colorado58

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    Dec 19, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
    Wonderful to hear for you. Congratulations.
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Dec 19, 2010 3:35 AM GMT
    way to go and congrates on that. sibleings handle it better then we give them credit for.
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    Dec 19, 2010 3:38 AM GMT
    A wonderful & inspiring story. Thanks for sharing here!
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    Dec 19, 2010 3:40 AM GMT
    Congratulations!
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    Dec 19, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
    Woot!

    And right at Christmas too. Nice gift you got!

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    Dec 19, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
    I'm happy for you icon_smile.gif Take care. And remember, some people might not like it but you can always kick those to the curb. Anyone who won't accept you for who you are do not deserve your love.

    @meninlove lmao thanks for the correction!
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    Dec 19, 2010 3:44 AM GMT
    Metalslugger saidI'm happy for you icon_smile.gif Take care. And remember, some people might not like it but you can always kick those to the curve. Anyone who won't accept you for who you are do not deserve your love.


    er, curb, rather than curve. icon_wink.gif

    Merry Christmas, Metalslugger!

    -us
  • mybud

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    Dec 19, 2010 3:46 AM GMT
    Dude..... this is proof of their love and support for you...Serious Congrats.....BUD
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    Dec 19, 2010 3:56 AM GMT
    congrats man, definitely inspiring to know that you were able to come out to a family member with ease....icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
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    Dec 19, 2010 4:00 AM GMT
    GREAT NEWS!..Congratulations!....Being out and honest about who you are, is so much easier and even Cathartic....glad it went well! icon_cool.gif
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    Dec 19, 2010 4:02 AM GMT
    HAHAHAHA I guess all the cheeky, gay banter among some of the Rjer have helped you in some way. One fewer person who would commit suicide. phew...today is a great day

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    Dec 19, 2010 4:05 AM GMT
    Brother I am soooooo stoked for you....congrats on the beginning of the beginning.........and give your brother a hug............Keithicon_cool.gif
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Dec 19, 2010 4:19 AM GMT
    Congrats to you! Ain't life good??

    And it IS good to be a Gator fan, isn't it. Go Gators!!

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    Dec 19, 2010 4:24 AM GMT
    Always nice to hear a good outcome, congrats.
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    Dec 19, 2010 4:28 AM GMT
    Good for you ... Take it in stride
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    Dec 19, 2010 7:23 AM GMT
    Hi 5 to you man! Wish I had a brother like yours.
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    Dec 19, 2010 8:41 AM GMT
    Wow, that's amazing, you're so lucky!
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    Dec 19, 2010 8:51 AM GMT
    Congrats! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 19, 2010 10:16 AM GMT
    Happy for ya mate!
  • geebus

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    Dec 19, 2010 10:30 AM GMT
    I remember when I told my older brother...funnily enough, he said "oh well, it happens" and it never became an issue again. I guess he somehow knew
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    Dec 19, 2010 11:12 AM GMT
    Well done mate.
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    Dec 19, 2010 11:16 AM GMT
    YAY now how about some pics icon_wink.gif