I came out to family and friends in 2004. I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which I like to refer to as the star in the belt buckle of the bible belt, on the whipping end.
My kids were pretty accepting. My wife, still a fundamentalist christian, not so much. We've pretty much reached a stable equilibrium, but it's still not all that easy sometimes. I've had lots of preachers call me to set up lunches, in which they wanted to try to help me through my "Crisis of faith". I guess that is something to call it from their perspective. No crisis at all from my perspective. I feel like I finally woke up.
I feel like I'm in an odd place, in that I still tend to have pretty conservative values, so I don't really feel all that welcomed in some atheist circles that tend to be more liberal. But I'm not at all accepted in christian circles.
So I don't socialize much outside work. I play a lot of world of warcraft, hehe. My guild in WoW is pretty anti-christian, so me being an atheist means I fit right in there.
So, what's your story?