I know that tonight was a very emotional time for you and your family and you're not feeling as good as you thought you would at this point, but that will change. Once it has sunken in that you are finally living an open, honest, free life and that you no longer need to hide the real person you were born to be, you'll begin to feel much better. It will feel like a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders.
Your family's reaction is very common. Many, if not most, families react much the same way to news that a family member is gay. At first it's a shock, but eventually they will begin to get used to your sexual orientation and realize you're still the same person you've always been.
In a few short years, or maybe even months, your relationship with your mom and dad and brother will return to normal and life will go on as usual. At least that's how it goes with most LGBT people who come out, and chances are your situation is no different.
But one thing is for sure, Sunday February 15, 2009
will be a day you'll remember for the rest of your life. Go write down your feelings about what you did today now
before you forget, and keep what you wrote in a safe place. Years from now you'll really be glad you did.
We're all here for you anytime you want to talk.
And by the way, RIGHT ON!!!!!