well, I came out to my parents a few days after I started dating my girlfriend, a little over a year ago. They weren't happy, but they were accepting. They just don't understand it, but they're working on it
Almost all of my friends from high school know, but I haven't told any of my college friends because I go to a very conservative Christian college (I'm transferring at the end of this semester, thank the Lord
). The majority of my family knows now, and they are all accepting of my interests. But it is still an ongoing process.
But although it sounds like I got no negative reactions because of it, thats not entirely true. My girlfriends parents are not nearly as accepting as my family...she is still 17 for a few months, so her parents have actually threatened to sue me for being with a minor if I have any contact with her. No one else in her family knows because her parents are still in the process of converting her (they actually forced her to go to homecoming with a guy last year because they thought it would change her mind) So, I have had my fair share of struggles with coming out to, not from my blood family, but by the people I had hoped would become a part of my family.