I'm right here! For me, it's still kind of awkward when I tell people (especially girls when I'm out with friends) that I'm gay. At least half the time, probably more than that, a girl who is hitting on me either thinks I'm just trying to get rid of her, or that I'm joking and it's some kind of way to pick up girls. I had to make the decision for myself and decide if I wanted to either live a lie, date women, possibly get married and have kids, and know the whole time that my life is a lie and I'm not completely happy... or to do what I did and tell the truth. It was hard to do, but being a "masculine gay guy" makes it easier, from my experience. Straight guys don't have as much of a problem with me, especially when they realize I can beat them at a lot of physical activities.
It was hard at first though, and I can definitely see why a lot of masculine gay guys could make the other choice and stay in the closet, especially in areas that aren't particularly gay friendly. It may sound like I'm being conceited, but it takes a lot of courage and self respect to be able to come out when it's a real choice, and not something people can see from the moment they meet you. The guys who aren't coming out simply can't, or won't, face the possible reactions and prejudice that come with being who they are.
Ok done typing. Sleep time.