It was a year and a half ago I first considered outing myself on Facebook. It took me just 5 months after that first thought to change my Facebook "interested in" to men, taking another step in my online outing.
Well it was last week that I made the official, pubic outing and announced I am in a relationship with a man!
Before I hit send, I knew who would and who would not like or comment. And for the most part I was right. There were a few surprises. I had one cousin like the relationship. and I had two message me privately, and while not fully embrace my gaydom, congratulate me and acknowledge the bravery it must have taken to announce it. One brother also messaged me privately to congratulate me and say he and his wife would love to met my boyfriend.
There were a few friends who admitted they had no idea I was gay to begin with, and a few church friends like the relationship who surprised me. My mom came to ask me why I felt I wanted everyone to know, and that conversation is saved for another post. But all in all, it went very well, and now I'm completely out on Facebook!