this thread is prompted by a post i read over at this thread: Post your Secret.. - Page 16 Was there a moment when you made an announcement to family or friends or did they just catch on to you hanging out with guys (or girls if ur a lesbian). or maybe you actually got caught with a dude, or maybe it just became common knowledge w/o you ever stating it? I've met alot of gay guys who have major baggage over confronting the moment that they'd tell parents (& friends, other family etc) I never felt the need to tell anybody or make it "official" , so i never had that angst or pressure, i just did what i wanted and let other people figure me out on their own terms. I also didn't have what most people would consider a conventional family structure & childhood so maybe that made it easiser to be non conformist with my sex too, and not feel out of place. I always had full support and encouragement from my dad to be independent and an individual and think for myself in everything, so the fear of being rejected by family for who i am never even occured to me. I know not everybody has such smart parents though. I was going to attach a poll to this but the options required seemed infinite. (if somebody want's to suggest one I'll consider it and maybe add it) so we'll keep it simple: What's your story?