I really do not envy you. Teaching middle school, 6th grade :phhht --today was a rough day, I have some idea of how rough things can be. I can vivdly remember my high school days and feeling like there was not one group that truly belonged to.Originally Posted by Alphabet Soup
You did say in your post something of what I was going to say, and I know that it is so cliche, but sometimes cliches are true. They really aren't your friends if they wouldn't support you. I think you could be suprised with your friends. One of my friends, who thought I would totally desert him, was the first person who ever came out to me. I am a pastor's kid and he though for sure that he would lose my friendship if he told me. That was totally not the case. Do you think that some of your friends, deep down, might support you?
I am glad to hear that your family would not disown you, as it breaks my heart when that happens and I know people it has happened to. It is great that your family seems like they could look past that.
You can always PM me if you don't want to talk about this on the board.
I don't think you should come out until you feel comfortable to do it. This is such a personal decision and one that doesn't have a right or wrong answer. The majority of my friends are gay so I can relate in some way and sympathise with what you are going through.
I hope this helps a bit. I am always here.