After 7 rather turbulent years in my life, I finally learned to accept myself last month. Came out to my friends on facebook, my parents on the phone, and my brother in person. Gotta say, I honestly expected him to beat the crap out of me. He's been very verbal on the subject in the past. Seeing the expression on his face was totally worth it though. They were all able to accept that I was gay right off the bat, so...yeah. Everything went better than expected.
Used to pretend I was the "If they ask, I'll tell them" type...but I'd just end up lying straight to their face. Didn't wanna make a big deal out of it, but I had to get it off my chest.