Interesting article. It does bring up a slew of topics. So first question...what has been your expectation when coming out to your family? Do you, dear Reader, think it will be positive or negative?
Mostly negative. I have two spice. From our three separate families, we had some people who were positive and many negative. Steadfast had all of her family reject her initially. In fact we had a number of years of legal issues due to their interference. Now only her brother really has anything to do with her and they do not discuss our family at all. Jades family was mixed. Some accepted us and then rejected us. Now after 15 years, some of her family has resumed contact with us. They don't agree with our life but they treat us well and don't discuss our life. We have visited with them a few times recently. My family (whom I had little contact with) was overall indifferent but accepting. When my grandfather passed, my whole family was listed in the obit. My own sister has been supportive. Outside of family, many friends and acquaintances rejected us. We have made friends since then but most of our original friends are gone. We've had to start over.