wow, what an awesome thread!!! An especially big thanks to you, Vanessa.
I actually met my beautiful on the first day I was really comfortable being open about being gay, which was (by no coincidence) National Coming Out Day (October 11th).
The one of the best memories I have of us was in my old car, parked in front of her house after driving her home. As usual, we were stalling to spend more time together before saying goodnight. One love song after another came on the radio. Two hearts both searching for the courage to take the chance and be the first to say those special words... then "I'll Have to Say I Love You In A Song" by Jim Croce came on. We both smiled and she told me she loved me. Tears streamed down my face as I told her that I loved her too and it was just magic.
I get all giddy just thinking about it.