A personal announcement, emphatic thank-you, and cheers to Fedora.

<3

oMonarca wrote:

In a dark alley, I want everyone scared of what my tongue might do...

Done.

NathanialG wrote:
Grenn wrote:

Fedora.....does this mean I can't hate you anymore?

I plan on treating Fedora with the same contempt I always have.

I also do not plan to unmute him during LoL sessions

Cheers to both of you though.

Cool story, bro.

Good on you for having the courage to come out NSMike! Even though my coming out was 16 years ago (holy f*ck do I feel old), I still remember how god damn hard it was to accept myself. Thankfully you've got a fantastic family here at GWJ that'll support you any time you need them

oMonarca wrote:

In a dark alley, I want everyone scared of what my tongue might do

Well, I guess it is time for a new sig.

[Edit] Damn, Tannhausered by the next page jump.

It's a shame that in this day in age people still feel like they need to hide who they really are. Society as a whole, has a long way to go yet.

Congrats to both of you for stepping out into the light, I can't imagine how hard it must of have been.

Mike, Fedora, my most enthusiastic congratulations to you both on finding the strength you needed. We'll be here for ya.

Sweeto. Glad to be a member of one of the more supportive communities on the Internet. I hope you both find similar support from your offline communities as well.

Whoops! Totally meant to include Fedora in my comment as well! HUGE congrats to you too buddy! *high fives* and *bear hugs!* to both of yas!

There's nothing I can really say that hasn't been said already, but I am happy for you, and Fedora as well!

I couldn't have met a cooler bunch of people than the ones who frequent GWJ. I really enjoyed meeting NSMike and Fedora and I am happy they can feel more comfortable about themselves. Mad props to you both for having the guts for making, what sounds like, a difficult decision.

Trachalio wrote:

*high fives* and *bear hugs!* to both of yas!

You're large and hairy?

Chumpy_McChump wrote:
Trachalio wrote:

*high fives* and *bear hugs!* to both of yas!

You're large and hairy?

Not quite, pretty much just the oposite. But my man would qualify as a "bear"

I should have also echoed Rev and Rub's statements: I'm here if you guys need to talk to someone too!

Reading this post certainly does stir up the dust in here. Well done folks!

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To Mike and Fedora: I applaud you for your courage.

To the entire GWJ community: I applaud you, for being the kind of place that allows and even encourages an act of this magnitude to happen.

God, I love this place!

Just adding to the chorus: I'm happy for you guys. Congratulations!

Well done both of you I hope this brings big benefits in terms of well being and feeling comfortable with yourselves as you truly are.

Cheers, guys!

It's been said a million times by now but I'll echo it again:
Congratulations!

Coldstream wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Zachary Quinto came out this weekend, too.

One of my gay buddies nearly swooned with joy at this news, after having had a crush on him forever. I think the phrase was something along the lines of "now I can die happy." :D

Ha.

If I were gay, I would have a crush on John Barrowman so badly.

Two things stand out to me in this thread. Firstly, the courage you guys have to come out, it is, and this will sound really dry, commendable and admirable, but I mean it. Secondly, how strong, mature and supportive this community is.

What I find interesting is that ultimately people's negative responses to individuals who come out are mediated by the fear of that which is different. Then as a result, people who are closeted are fearful of not being accepted. Fear begets fear. Someone has to stop that cycle.

Much support and well wishes to both of you! But just so you know, the acronym for Iternational GWJ Coming Out Day (IGWJCOD) is a little disturbing.

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This thread is gay.

Spoiler:

and that's just awesome

Good on you guys, I can't say much more than what's already been said, so congrats!

We are honored by your trust.

Congratulations.

OK. I said it on twitter and it bears repeating on here:

We have a 7 page thread of support for two of our members that had the courage to come out of the closet AND NOT ONE OF YOU PEOPLE HAVE MADE A FINGER -> BUTT JOKE YET!

Son, I am dissapoint.

I was going to make a joke about changing a letter in his tag, but I thought it would be in bad taste.

I'm a filthy skimmer, but I have to say you guys are awesome, and the fact that we all belong to a community as great and supportive as this one makes me proud to be a Goodjer every day.

Trachalio wrote:

OK. I said it on twitter and it bears repeating on here:

We have a 7 page thread of support for two of our members that had the courage to come out of the closet AND NOT ONE OF YOU PEOPLE HAVE MADE A FINGER -> BUTT JOKE YET!

Son, I am dissapoint. ;)

Give us all some time to be supportive. I'm sure there are a few of us that have one in the chamber.

*snicker*

This doesn't make me hate you both any less when you kill me on TF2

But cool that you both feel so comfortable with our community here, to let us know you even better. So far only great replies, and I didn't expect any less to be honest.
It's one step of many I am sure. But at least you both know that we got your back. Good luck with telling whomever you still want to and need to tell.