A personal announcement, emphatic thank-you, and cheers to Fedora.
To my Gamers With Jobs friends, and the community at large:
I started writing this post a few weeks ago. Some recent developments, and a general unhappiness with my original post prompted a rewrite.
Some would call this a delicate, and personal, situation, and while I agree, I've felt less and less like I'm being genuine by keeping it personal and being delicate. And honesty is important to me.
To that end, I feel the need to get this out there. This weekend, at PenguinCon, oilypenguin, whom I've come to consider a trusted and valued friend, was the first to find out that I am gay. And thus, as the GWJ community has played a very large role in forming, changing, and developing many of the opinions and ideas that I have about life in general, very much for the better, I am choosing to inform you all. I am a happier person today than I have ever been, and a great deal of the credit is due to the strength and kindness of the community that Certis and Elysium have built here.
This was not a decision that I came to. This was the end of a very long, and meticulously maintained period of denial.
To Brian (oilypenguin), your support was key to me gaining the courage to move forward with this. I can't express the gratitude I feel in words. Thank you.
UPDATE: The big event happens.