I think it's great you had the guts just coming out like that, on the big bad internet no less. I can't imagine what it's like but I guess it takes a lot of courage and confidence to be able to do that. It's also great to see the positive reception on these forums. The attitude here has been very positive in general though so I wouldn't have expected otherwise. These days there's just so much intolerance in the world towards people who in generally are assumed to be "different".
Having said that, your or anyone's gender, sexual preference, religious background or whatever doesn't affect me in any way so I'm not really giving a hoot about it. If you're straight, gay, lesbian, transgender or whatever it is you are or want to be, it doesn't make a difference to me. Doesn't mean it shouldn't be openly said or discussed (on the contrary), I'm just saying that to me, you are still the same person before and after this thread, deserving of the same amount of respect either way.