I don't venture much down into the off-topic thread very much. Actually, if I am to be totally honest, I rarely venture down here, typically hanging around the forums related to the game (although, I will make an effort to visit here more often).
I must say that I am very impressed at the level of maturity the members of Simtropolis are exhibiting in regards to this topic. Additionally, as I read through this topic, I was also very impressed by the mods - their understanding and support has been exceptional!
I myself am gay and have been through all the 'trials and tribulations' ( if I may be so cliche ) of comming out, dealing with gay issues etc. Because of this, I feel it is important to share this with others when appropriate so that if I can provide any sort of help, advice etc. If nothing else, at least to lend my voice in support.
Hmmm... fealing adventurous tonight. Think I might pop over to the pictures thread and post a pic of me....