I recently outed myself to a friend I've known since fourth grade. And it went something like this:
Me: I have to tell you something. You might want to sit down.
Me: I must warn you, this may affect our friendship negatively and you may never want to talk to me again. Are you sure you want to risk that?
Her: Um... Yes!
Me: Are you SURE?
Me: You are ready to risk that??
Her: What is it?!
Me: Just want you to be sure!
Her: Did you kiss a girl?!
Me: No... Um. I'm gay.
And she was so alright with it, it worried me. She was surprised at her tolerance as well. I figured that sooner or later it'll really register and she'll stop talking to me. But instead she asks me questions and remembers my past and has aha-so-that-was-it moments. It's great!
I would love to hear your experiences and conversations you have had with friends and family you came out to or are closeted from. Do share with us!