A friend I haven't spoken to in months stopped by here last night and suggested I start a thread on this topic. She asked me if this forum was 'gay friendly'. I told her I think this forum is open minded. There is a curious poster pm-ing me all sorts of questions about what goes on in the mind of someone who is gay or lesbian. This thread is an invitation to any and all posters who wish to participate in telling coming out stories of any GLBT people you know. Many of us have gay or lesbian relatives. What are their stories? Frankly, I'm not interested in telling my own boring story again. This thread is dedicated to Inferno--that tireless civil rights activist, and to katiegrrl. Brave women. I honor you. I've met Margaret Cammermeyer. She's an Army Colonel who came out while in the service. Her story is remarkable.