In honor of this, a blurry, douchey mirror shot of yours truly.
Mother was awesome about it. And even though I expected her to be cool, it still felt pretty damn great:
Even though we had a good relationship prior, I do feel closer to her now because now I speak more openly about another facet of my life. I'm very lucky to have such a chill, intelligent, thoughtful, open mother. Don't cry, y'all.
Now for my brother. I've mentioned him a couple times. Unlike my Mom, I had pegged my brother incorrectly. I thought, based on his comments to me and others, that he didn't really get that I like dudes and was generally bit derogatory towards non heteros. On this occasion I am happy to say I was wrong:
I definitely feel the cliched enhanced closeness with my brother now. He knows and he's not just tolerant of it--or even accepting--he's actively interested and engaging. I couldn't really have asked for a better response from him.
Expect an influx of posts starting in about a week, but for now, here's to family, and to good brothers in particular.
How was "coming out" for you bros?