Hey peeps, thought I'd chime in...
I grew up in a not-welcoming place for LGBT folks, and went to college in a place that was better but nowhere near what I would like. For those of you in similar situations and who are heading to a big city or someplace that isn't super huge but is still super queer (a la Michigan), it is going to be awesome!! Have fun!! I try to look at the bright side of coming from a place that is not as accepting - when you do move somewhere where you finally feel 100% (or at least 90%) welcome and comfortable, you appreciate it a lot! I think some people here from big cities have been a bit bored by the gay scene in Ann Arbor but for me I'm like a kid in the candy store
Anyway congrats to you all and I can't wait to meet those of you who are coming to Michigan (If I haven't already).
Oh and if any of you are Michigan summer starters, there will be a few outlaws around this summer and we'll be putting together an informal coffee event or something.